December 23, 2015: Our bank wasn’t sure what to think of the grocery “shopping spree” I went on last night to Costco, Natural Grocers, and finally Trader Joe’s. It took me 30 minutes (9-9:30pm, they close at 9) on the phone with the fraud department to verify that it really was me using the temporary debit card (my only payment option at the moment) which I was issued on Monday, after my purse was stolen Saturday night. The employees at TJ’s were so kind, patient, and understanding. Then, as I was about to walk out the door, they tucked a bright and cheerful bouquet of flowers into my basket as a little gift! #ilovetraderjoes
We are still working on getting everything straightened out. It’s been such a mess. I kept way too much in that purse… We were finally able to pick up the car from the glass shop on Christmas Eve and I ended up having a little meltdown after cutting my hand on some glass. They said they “shop vac’d” what they could and I needed to clean up the rest… I took it to the dealership where I purchased it this past summer and they were so great. The service department pulled some of their detail guys off their current work projects and had them use compressed air to clean up some of the glass and they also pressure washed all the mats. I’ll need to schedule an appt with a body shop to get the rest of the glass out of the door – you can hear it every time it gets shut. Sean worked on it some more yesterday (finding even more glass!) and installed our new carseats for the little ones. I’m still working on a detailed list for the insurance claim, but we’re getting there!
December 26, 2015: I received such thoughtful gifts this year, including a few to replace some of the items that were in my purse when it was stolen last weekend… New makeup from my brother & sister-in-law, new pearl earrings from my husband, and a gorgeous new chapel veil from Robin Nest Lane!