I've been avoiding posting. Well, duh. Any idiot could have figured that out without me saying so.
We had a trying weekend. Our car and my wallet were stolen. Stolen! From the Highland pool in St. Paul. Unbelievable. We had to do the whole thing where I shut down our credit and debit cards, and we had to close our checking account. We've had that joint checking account for about 15 years, and I am not exaggerating when I say that we pay every. single. bill. from that darn thing. I have been spending a fair amount of my evening time figuring out what bills I pay from that account and setting them up on our new account. No, I will not give the account number to you. Believe me, I hope to never do any of this again.
If you want to feel good and violated, be a fool and leave your wallet and keys unattended at the municipal pool on one of the hottest weekend days of the year. Spend three hours in the pool with your kids. At the end of the afternoon, saunter back over to your stuff and get ready to go. Have an unsettled feeling that you should check your bag for your wallet. Have your husband say, "Um, where are the keys?" and then run out the gate to see if the car is still there. Which it isn't. Then have your 5-year-old sob because the bad guys stole your car. THEN spend 20 minutes on your cell phone cancelling credit cards. Sheesh.
People, never leave your stuff unattended. Just because you wouldn't steal someone's wallet and car keys - and their CAR - doesn't mean that someone at the pool wouldn't do that. Can you imagine taking someone's keys and walking around pressing the "unlock" button, going - I wonder which car we're going to drive home from the pool tonight?