I have been meaning to update for the past week, but last week started off badly. This is what Jonathan found on Monday morning when he got up to go to work:
|Yes - to answer your question. That is his car, on milk crates, with no tires.|
So this event sent me into a whirlwind rage. Now - first let me tell you this. THIS is not the first time something has happened to Jonathan's car. Last year around this time (Januaryish), his car was broken into. The driver's side window was smashed and his airbags were stolen, yes airbags. Fortunately, Jonathan is fantastic in crisis. He has been so calm through all of this bullshit which has been great. Unfortunately... his car is still in our driveway, with no tires, covered in snow :(
Anyways... as pissed off as I was about the car and that low-life people would actually do something like this to someone... I was almost just as pissed off at the reactions some people had to this. Most friends/family were very sympathetic which is greatly appreciated, some people made jokes* (which is fine too... jokes are needed in times like these!) Some things that irritated me - were the comments about us having to move, or Lowell being a shitty place to live, or our apartment complex sucking. The reason this annoyed me... is:
- We don't live in Lowell, we live in Dracut.
- Despite where we live.. it doesn't matter. Like I said this happened before and the kids were caught and they were from Lawrence!
- Yes - I agree that we live in a huge apartment complex and MAYBE there should be more security... but when you live in an apartment... security is almost considered in amenity. We could live in a gated community... but unfortunately we don't have that kind of money. Overall this complex is very nice and over the past year we have dealt with different matters, such as the bed bug incident and a mouse in our wall, that maintenance and management has responded to in such a great manner.
- But again - this kind of shit doesn't matter... He drives a Civic SI. That's why this shit happens. Period.
Had I written this blog last week when I was still very pissed off about it all ... I would have been much bitchier and angrier... hence the reason why I waited. If this still came off as bitchy - then maybe you at least understand my frustration a little bit. And keep in mind sometimes a blog is meant for venting.
*Some of the jokes were absolutely fantastic. The one that topped them all was the x-mas eve prank. Stay tuned....