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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

S##w and the Grinch.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Just before going to bed last night the weather forecast for our area was calling for more snow. Since we were notified to clear off our balcony before January 2nd we didn’t think it would be a pleasant experience bringing snow into the apartment. So after changing back into our day clothes and laying a tarp along the wall in the dining room we brought everything in from the balcony. The cold wind we felt for that short time sure helped us to sleep soundly.

Even sleeping soundly we were still up shortly after 7:00 only to find the snow had not yet fallen. The morning report said the snow would be starting before noon so while having breakfast we hatched a plan to beat the incoming storm.

We headed to the storage yard to stow the things we had dropped off the other day in the trailer and pick up the empty storage containers from the pantry. With a plan of refilling those containers and replacing them back in the trailer before our January 7th departure for Florida which is now only 13 days away.

The wind continued to increase by 10:00 am when we arrived back at the apartment adding to our already freezing cold temperatures. Once inside we thought a nice warm coffee would take the chill out of our bones. Sitting down to wait for the kettle to finish boiling we looked out through the balcony doors to the parking lot only to see a police car. The officer and another gentleman were standing by Kathy’s car pointing at it and then towards the building.

It didn’t take long for us to be out the door to see what was going on. Some Grinch had used a pry bar and broken into her car. They had rifled the glove box but found nothing worthwhile. The other gentleman with the officer had called the police because his car had been stolen but they both had noticed the damage to our car.
This picture was taken Christmas Eve.
The white car at the front left was stolen last night.
The officer explained whoever had done this was probably looking for cell phones, GPs, keys, laptops or cash that might have been left in the vehicle to make a quick buck but found nothing in ours. After making a statement to the officer and contacting our insurance company we had the leftover Chinese food from the other night for lunch. By noon we were on our way to find a store that would be open to buy another tarp to cover the car so the upcoming snow storm would not find its way inside the car from the bent door which had at least a 6 inch or more gap where it had been pulled outwards from the body of the vehicle.
What Kathy's car looked like by the time I had it covered this afternoon.
We lucked out and by 1:00 we were pulling into the parking lot with tarp in hand just as the snow began to fall. With the winds blowing above 30 mph (50 kmh) it was a bit of a trick to cover the car for today. Tomorrow the body shops will be open and the repair process will begin. Didn’t even think of taking pictures until the car was covered and the snow really started coming down. This is only another bump in the road before our trip in January.
Kathy's in the middle at 6:05 tonight and it's still coming down.
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  1. Sorry to hear about Kathy's car! I hope you are able to get it fixed up before your departure date!

  2. so sorry to hear about the car :(....where are you headed in Florida? safe travels..

  3. Often times the thief does more damage in dollars than he actually gets. Sorry you are having to deal with it.

  4. Too bad about Kathy's car, hopefully you can get it fixed before you head south.

  5. Sorry to hear about your mishap. Not a great way to end the year, but hopefully 2013 will be better.