Keys, a ladder and a thief
Yesterday turned into a real blue Monday for me. Firstly, I managed to grab the wrong set of keys as I was rushing out of the door. I was stuck in my garden and couldn't even get out of my gate. I have a high wall with spikes around my property. I phoned a friend who brought a ladder along and helped me to climb over the wall. I climbed up the ladder and perched on a cushion he put over the spikes. I then handed the ladder over the wall and he set it up on the other side so I could climb down.
The most sensible thing for me to do was to spend the day with my mother and wait for my son to finish work and let me into my house with his set of keys. We returned to the house and the first thing I did was to go to my laptop. I had left it open on my desktop. I was shocked to see that it wasn't there. Then we noticed that the glass in the window right next to the desk was missing. A thief had neatly removed the pane and dragged the laptop out through the bottom of the burglar guards. When I went into my bedroom, I saw that my jewellery box, also near a window, had disappeared too.
Well, the positive mindset I have been cultivating went out of the window too. I had a good melt down as this is the third laptop that has been stolen in a year. Fortunately, I back everything up to Dropbox. I just wanted to remind everyone to back up consistently. With the first laptop I had stolen I lost a book I had been working on for two years and I didn't have a backup. This was a hard way for me to learn how important it is to backup your work.