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Old 01-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #1721
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We bought new CNC machine, the company, and the rigger was supposed to be here to deliver it at 9 AM. He's still not here. The electrician and technician are schedule to come at 2 and 3 for the install, grrrrrrrrr. Why can't people keep the schedule? If I even suspect that I cannot make it on time, or maybe I will not make it on time I never make plans.

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:29 PM   #1722
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To add to complains about Moms. Thank G-d they are alive and we can complain about them. I too have complained about my mom. My BD is coming up, so she called me and told me that they are coming. Ok, if it was just her fine I do not have to do anything special, but she is coming with my father, I already have strained relation ship with him, so I cannot do anything to upset him more, neither do I want to upset him. But that means that I have to make full diner. We are leaving early Friday and not coming back till about 7 PM Saturday. When am I supposed to make diner? I work late every day till about 8 PM, when I come home I am not in the mood to cook anything. I told her as much but she insisted on coming. Oh G-d please let her be alive and well until 120 so she can drive me crazy, and so I can complain on this board till then.

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:47 PM   #1723
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CharlieD, since it is Your BD, ask your Mom what she is cooking for you ! !
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:01 PM   #1725
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Thank you all for your support! It's nice to be reminded that I may not be as selfish as others would like to think I am. Also with that family I'm so far off of everybody's age I feel uncomfortable. I'm 27, the closest people in age to me are either under 16 or over 45, so maybe I just don't fit in that well anyways.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:45 PM   #1726
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Well, crap and a half!!!!

Buck and I went down to our shop in town to open it this morning. Parked in the back as usual. I was out of the car first and went to the door to wait for Buck to unlock the door. Unfortunately I didn't have to worry about using anyone's key. I tapped the door with my index finger and it swung wide open. There's a deadbolt lock that is always locked when we're not there. The deadbolt was still thrown and the strike plate from the door jam was on the floor in the entry of the back of the shop. We'd been broken into.

I entered the shop to find our shop cat, Julie, anxious to see us. Someone had clearly upset Julie. Guess we could figure out who.

Strangely, all of Buck's expensive power tools and hand tools were still where they should've been. All my equipment, sewing machines, etc. were where they should've been in my workspace, too. The only thing that looked like it had been disturbed was a large cardboard box sitting on a chair in the front showroom. The front door was undisturbed.

We immediately tried to call the police only to discover that the phone lines had been cut, so Buck drove down to city hall to report the incident to the police chief and the mayor and to call the phone company.

It's been several hours and we've since learned that 4 or 5 other businesses/buildings were also broken into sometime last night. What a mess!

The police have already taken pictures and made a report, Buck's repairing the door frame and is waiting for the phone company to repair the phone lines. As a matter of fact, as I am typing this, I received a call from the phone company asking for information about the business location.

We're on our way to getting back to normal. However, I'm uneasy about entering a weekend when we'll be away from the shop for a couple of days. I think I might just have to check in a couple of times before Monday. Julie was so upset, he threw up this morning. This just sucks!
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Sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident Katie E. Hopefully the police will step up observation over your store this weekend. It's weird that they didn't take anything, but I'm glad that most of your stuff is still there and unharmed. Hope your day gets better!
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #1728
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Don't you just feel violated??? What a bummer!!! Do any of your adjacent businesses own video cameras?? If they do, maybe the criminal activity was caught on their tapes or at least suspicious-looking activities. You might want to consider installing a vc to be on the safe side---I think that some insurance companies give a break to businesses if they install one. I'm so sorry to hear this, Katie...........maybe they were actually scared off by your cat----yeah, how many of our feline friends look like pit bull cats??? Please keep us updated......
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:36 PM   #1729
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Hang in there Katie, I know this feeling well..But, at least you weren't there when they decided to have a look see..Having a break in is scary but being on the receiving end of a gun is worse..I'm thankful you didn't come face to face with those miserable people.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:57 PM   #1730
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...maybe they were actually scared off by your cat----yeah, how many of our feline friends look like pit bull cats???
Actually I thought about this--Some cats will actually attack people like that. Especially if the cat felt cornered. One of our cats (born outside and distrusting of people) will tear us up if we try to touch her and she feels cornered.

I'm so glad you weren't hurt Katie and Buck. I'm sorry you had to go through it, but I'm glad nothing seems to have been taken. At first I wondered if someone was just trying to get in out of the cold or something, but when I read he/she cut the phone lines that didn't make sense. That makes me wonder if he/she had longer ranging plans but was just scared off. Please be watchful for anything in the future, but also don't let this incident consume you with fear. I'm thankful you are both okay.


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