My place got robbed last week and I actually have been debating on whether to tell people or not about it.
Partly because there exists a vocal amount of atheists who don’t really care all that much for FTB and who would utilise any opportunity to bash anyone who happens to be part of it irrespective of the issue. It’s made it a problem.
It’s impossible to be anonymous and tell people what I do because the anonymity makes the claim “fake”. It’s impossible to not be anonymous because then the insults get personal.
But I got robbed last week.
Well the bars that keep the house safe got levered out so I have to put new ones in. They broke the lock on my fridge but the main reason for the lock is to keep Tigger out since he likes “opening things” and the fridge is associated with food. And there are the vaccines.
But all of these are insured and are being replaced.
What the major cost of this were the injuries. One of the men attacked me and Tigger (my dog) because the dog attacked him. We managed to subdue him but we got lucky. Both of us have had stitches and I had to be treated for a cracked carpal bone. Mine’s a very shallow wound (the stitches are to help with stopping scarring more than anything) but Tiggers has required proper vet care.
So utilising expertise from a reader and a paid vet in the USA (seriously? $35 for an E-consult? I am in the wrong bloody business!) I treated him. He’s back on his feet and has turned into a right bully because apparently injured dogs are more violent to assert their dominance. So he’s back in his pen feeling sorry that he cannot play with anyone since his idea of play is fighting other dogs at the moment…
So while he is learning the zen of entertaining himself in time out land, I am learning the art of shorter blog posts. Yesterday’s “big” post took a whole day to write rather than the 20 to 30 minutes to an hour I normally spend on each post.
All my travel funds are on target thanks to the blog’s income (it all adds up when you don’t spend any of it). I also have enough left over for a nice camera for next year and a little set aside for dates with Tiga even with the cost of the vet consult. So don’t worry about the cash. All the vaccines are pretty useless to whoever nicked them and have zero resale value. They are being replaced by insurance as are the windows and the bars. I also have people helping out and have taken the time to study for my qualification exams because “when life gives you a stabbed hand, you go study”.
Thanks for all the support throughout the year!
I will keep blogging during exams but it won’t be to the level that I normally do and to the length I normally do. Keep reading!