Today was a nasty reminder to always follow a proper locking up of everything at home — all your doors of course, and your car even when you’re right inside — and never, ever deviate from that routine. About a week ago I could have said that I ALWAYS lock my car when it's in the driveway. But this past week, with owners around during the day, changed the way I was doing things, and I have left my car unlocked a few times. Stupid, because if you leave it unlocked during the day you will forget and leave it unlocked overnight.
I went out to my car today and found the door partway open.
Inside, the items from the console storage had been flung around. Soon I was able to figure that the only things taken were 2 change purses with quarters and a very nice adapter/converter. But those together probably meant I was out about $120-140 (which is a bite because I’m again poor). I’m just fortunate they didn’t mess with my car documents, and that the open door didn’t run down the battery.
It was someone familiar with phone stuff, electronics because they left 2 cheesy car adapters and took the good one.
Coincidentally, I’ve been receiving a number of delivered packages and boxes lately, but nothing went missing. Good thing, too, because I was sent a couple of nice presents. (I guess package theft is daytime work, and car theft is nighttime.) Mike suggested I request that my driveway lights get replaced with motion sensor bulbs. I already have that on the porch light, but that wouldn’t have helped anyway since it’s far away from the driveway. He pointed me to Wyze.com for their little motion sensor/open detectors and security cams, which look far better than others, and don’t cost much.
Please, everyone, remember to lock up!