First, and most importantly, we are all fine. We are still waiting on “the call,” and continue to go through the paces of the daily routine. We got the call last week that our house in Kingwood was broken in to. They made a mess, but didn’t take anything. Our neighbors boarded up the door, and Katy’s mom started driving to Kingwood to watch the house. She arrived today, but not before they broke in again. This time they got 2 guns, a tv, a computer, and a coin collection…at least that is what we have found so far. The stuff (guns/coins) they took belonged to my grandfather. He got them when he was a young man, and fed his family with them. My dad learned to shoot, and hunted with them, when he was a boy. I, too, learned to shoot with them, and hope to pass them onto my kids. The coins were coins from all over the world that my grandfather collected through his entire life. They also took my battery charger and tried to steal my other van, but were unsuccessful.
Now the cops have come and gone, the door is being fixed, the house is being cleaned, and a new alarm is being installed. Even though we all fell violated, we are reminded that “stuff” is just “stuff.” What is truly important to me is with me. Everything can be replaced except family and friends.
If you live in Kingwood, please, please, please be alert. The cops said that this has been happening a lot. I hope you all have a safe and happy week and weekend.