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Well...not so great a weekend after all.

In the pro blog today, Sime-Gen and Romance Novels in which I focus on House of Zeor</a> (1974) by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. Wednesday will be a post on Sime-Gen and slashiness.

On to my unpleasant news:

Sometime while I was gone to my birthday party, my apartment was burglarized. I have renters' insurance, but the deductible is high; I will be lucky to get enough to pay for a replacement netbook.

I keep reminding myself: I am fine, the cats are fine, my books are fine. My clothes are fine.

But the jewelry...that is the hardest thing. I am very personal about jewelry, and every piece has a story. Much was given to me by my parents, for example, who are now dead. I need to figure out how to get over that, if there's an easier way than just mourning each piece individually (please let there be an easier way, I am tired of grief and mourning, so so tired).

The other hard thing is my external hard drive, which I begun to make my primary backup. All those photos I spent hours scanning, and backed up digital photos, and music mixes? I am not sure all of them are backed up elsewhere. At least I can do the scanned ones again.

I have to itemize for insurance. Keep me in your thoughts while I do that, because I've been dreading it with an unholy dread of how it will make me feel. I am hoping for so much weariness that I can distance the process of trying to estimate value to items that were, to me, priceless.

I need to get past this so I can get back to writing.



( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 12th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
Mar. 12th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Husband asked what he could do to help out. Do you need some subset of us to sit with you in your place while you catalogue? And then take you out somewhere or something? Really, just ask or we can brainstorm things that can help (or even have a teeny chance of helping) and we'll figure something out.
Mar. 12th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ach - I wish I had some way to help. As for mourning the loss, the only way I can think of is to share the memories -- and you know that we would love to hear your stories of the lost pieces...
Mar. 12th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! Wa!
Mar. 12th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, hon. I'm sending vibes of calm and order so that you can do what you have to. The only concrete thing I can offer is that I have most or all of the music mixes you've made available...
Mar. 12th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, man. Yarg. Oy.

Let us know if there is any way we can help.
Mar. 12th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so so sorry. These are hard kinds of losses - not just "things" when they are also anchors for beloved memories.
Mar. 12th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry. Been there. (And never again could bear those happy 'thief guild' fantasies in which the merry band of thieves are the heroes.)
Mar. 12th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
So sorry. Wish I could be there, but I am out of town. Glad to have David in the apartment while I am gone, though. I don't think of that sort of thing happening in the neighborhood, though I know it does. No place is immune.
Mar. 12th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Mar. 12th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this!
Mar. 12th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
This is terrible, I'm so sorry! Give yourself a little time to process.
Mar. 13th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Oh no! :(

Mar. 13th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Vix! Many hugs.
Mar. 13th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I just saw this, and I'm SO sorry! *hugs*
Mar. 13th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about this!
Mar. 14th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
Eeep! I'm so sorry to hear about this. ::big hug::
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