Well we had to come home from our trip early.
We had a break-in. Robbed. Burgled.
They took things that were more sentimental than valuable, oh yeh, and our CAR.
But most of all they took our sense of security and safety, but not forever.
Over all it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
My biggest concern was for my CATS. But they are fine.
Ezmaralda gave me a lecture when I got home. She was not happy about us leaving OR the break-in! Rufus was his usual doofus self.
Xena was in the doggie-spa (aka kennel).
Next trip we will hire a house sitter. Like Rambo or She-Ra or someone scary.
For now we are regrouping and hugging and making ourselves feel safe again.
We realize our connection to our material things is at a place we feel is very healthy.
and... we learned how strong we are.
Our nest is sacred to us, and no one can steal that.