If you follow me on twitter, you probably know this already.
My house was robbed on Sunday morning, while I was at my boyfriend’s. Mom was at home, alone. She’s fine, btw, she behaved nicely and she wasn’t harmed, nor were any of my pets.
Seeing the house turned upside down like if it was a war zone was disheartening. The robbers took our computers and barely two other small things or something, since we don’t have valuable things all; no matter how hard they looked, they didn’t find anything and just left a horrible mess that made me cry when I saw it.
They took my mom’s desktop computer, her netbook that was used only twice, my netbook (the battery charger was on the other room and they didn’t take it /)_(\ ), my desktop with my two monitors and my intuos 4… without the plug, nor the pen >_(\ They didn’t take my printer and they just didn’t have enough room on their suitcases and bags for the scanner, so they left it on the livingroom when they left.
Other things they took from me were my old digital camera, my cheap subwooferand speakers, and my hair straightening iron (but not the curling iron o_O). They also broke the jar where I kept my late dog’s ashes, and they got spilled on the carpet floor =___= they probably thought it was a piggy bank or something and broke it just in case… *facepalms* (the ashes I could pick with the dustpan are now mostly buried in the backyard and the rest is on the vacuum cleaner Dx ).
They took the chocolates from the fridge too!!! D:<
Well… Things are just things, and they can be replaced if they need to. I’m grateful nobody got hurt!
I’m upset it happened at all, of course. VERY upset. I keep thinking that if I was here maybe I could have prevented it all by ringing the alarm from inside the house… or maybe it could have been worse as I could have panicked or they would have harmed me or who-knows-what >>;
I’m very upset because they took the things I worked hard to buy, the things I used to work and do my job with, and I’m very very sad because of all the drawings, the projects, the scripts, the personal photographs from 2007 until now that were there on my desktop computer that got lost.
I feel stupid for never feeling the necessity of making backups of that D: (I have a pre-2007 very scratched CD ) Some of the stuff was saved because I shared them with othe people or because I just uploaded them here or there, but the rest is gone :/
I also feel stupid because one of the reasons I got the netbook was to use it when I went to see my boyfriend. And this time I went to visit him and didn’t take it with me! *headdesk* I was complaining the whole weekend for not having it with me, even thought about asking a friend to drive me home to fetch it, but no… and then it gets stolen >_<
And yes, cops came, they drew a portrait of the robbers, took fingerprints (and left a mess of hot-pink powder everywhere =_=) and all that and then they left during the afternoon. Chances are that’s all what will happen with the incident, since crime rate is pretty high here and cops and justice here are not exactly super efficient ^^; Also chances are that all the things they took from us were sold within the next couple of hours on the streets for way low than they are worth 9_9;
Oh, well… Tough luck, life is hard and shit happens.
But life goes on, right? We can’t let bad things hinder us and make us miserable!
We quickly picked up and started cleaning the house. From her office, mom ordered a new desktop computer (better than the one she had before =P ) and a new monitor for me.
I was stubborn on getting the same netbook model I had, so we went to an outlet of a store we knew that had it on stock, and there was a 2nd hand unit at 35% discount. I asked what was wrong with it and they said that it was refurbished or something. We checked the Tech Service note that came with it and it was that while it was on display on the store, somebody blocked the user and they sent it to tech support to unblock it. And that was all o_o. No damage, no malfunctioning, nothing!
So now I have my netbook back (I’m pretending it never left <3} and I have to wait for mom’s computer and my monitor to arrive in the next couple of days and then go fetch my boyfriend’s Bamboo tablet (he doens’t even use it so he let me have it C: ) to be able to resume work.
With time, maybe I’ll buy a new desktop computer (though just plugging my nb to a monitor works just fine when I need to draw) and a new Intuos4 because I really liked it and I was so happy when I bought it, I just want to have it again. Oh and I need a new hair straightening iron xD;
So yeah, this may have been a bad start of the year, but for me it was just a slight setback and now I just have an extra reason to work very hard this year! C:
Ishtera,Vinca, Caramel Mokaccino and the Kagamine fanbook stuff is gone. Except of the sketches and previews I uploaded at some point to show around, everything is gone =(
Astre@ I think I have it in my dropbox… must check later.
Kansei preliminary work is lost and I’ll have to start again (MC’s sprite I did save it somewhere, thank goodness!), and the pretty girl I did the other day to release as a free sprite is lost forever ;_; Almost no Winter in Fairbrook work was lost. Last Nexus sprite I was working on and had almost completely done got lost.
Also lost is the Homeward girls CG I was almost done with but never ever uploaded a preview of anywhere >>;
Oh, dear, I can think of so many unfinished drawings I had lying around that are lost foeever I just want to go hide in a corner >___<