Keys, a ladder and a thief

Last Update: April 26, 2016

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.

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theresroth Premium
Erica, thank you very much for sharing this.

Your admonishment carries great weight.

The weight of personal experience.

It's very much appreciated.
Therese

PS: Were the police able to catch those reponsible?
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Ericabried Premium
Unfortunately the thieves were gone with the wind - just a few fingerprints left behind. Thanks for your support.
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theresroth Premium
So sad that they had such luck......
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MarionBlack Premium
What a rotten day you had to go through. I really feel for you Erica.
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks, Marion, I survived and I am feeling better today.
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DHo Premium
Totally agree with to have a backup system in place. You'll never know when, where and how your data will disappear. A good reminder for those who have the system in place but hasn't updated and for those who hasn't got a system in place yet.
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Ericabried Premium
Yes, those who don't have a system in place, please do it now!
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JudeP Premium
Oh my word Erica, what a day! I hope things are better for you today :)
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks, Jude. I am feeling better today.
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Mac01 Premium
One of those days! Typical Monday. Yes the importance of saving and backing up work on a regular basis can't be emphasised enough. Best.
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Ericabried Premium
It really was one of those days! Glad to wake up to a new one today. Thanks for commenting.
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