I've definitely been in the dumps as of late.
I have little desire to pick up any packs, singles or otherwise. I'm really drained on new releases this year already and I don't see it going away any time soon. Museum Collection dropped this week and I don't really care. I took one look at some stuff on eBay just to sneak a peek as to what they look like. I wasn't unimpressed, just not provoked to buy any. I feel ho-hum about Gypsy Queen too. I just don't have it anymore.
I do, however, want to grab more vintage and get going on my 1971 set. It is coming along nicely, although I've only gotten a few cards as of late and that was in a trade from Matt over at Card Anathema. He was a tremendous help, sending me some high numbers and the Bert Blyleven rookie. In return I sent him a couple cards he needed for his set that he found on my trade page and a Nolan Ryan from the same set that I got online just for him, as he said he needed it. I knew I needed something good to get over to him due to the sheer number of high numbers he sent. Thanks Matt, its a huge help.
Now onto more serious business.
I haven't posted much in the past two weeks, as you guys are well aware.
Well there was an incident at the house and we're both having to come to terms with what happened. Well, sometime in the day on Friday, the 23rd of March, our house was robbed. No sign of forced entry and neither of us were home, so it happened while we were at work, or in the few hours we went to go do our taxes in the evening (we got money back this year, woo-hoo!).
It's really unnerving to know that someone was in our house poking around at our things and helping themselves to what they like. No mess, nothing broken. In fact we didn't notice anything was missing until Saturday.
We did a little cleaning up on Saturday morning because my wife was going to have a friend over later on in the afternoon. I wanted to give them some time together, as they don't see each other often and I remembered I had a Best Buy gift card that I could use. Well, I couldn't find it and had figured it got lost in the shuffle of cleaning. It'll turn up, I thought.
Later on that evening, she noticed her computer was missing. That's when we figured something was amiss. The computer never moves, even though it's a laptop. We phoned the police and filed a report. We figured the gift card and computer were all that was missing. We were wrong.
Sunday was kind of a downer day and we spent it around the house. My wife had told her boss what had happened later that night and her boss said to just take Monday off. That's when she noticed more things missing. Monday she called me in a panic while I was at work and gave me a list of things now missing.
A Tiffany braclet, a peridot ring (her birthstone), my Nintendo 3DS (with Super Mario 3D Land inside) and most importantly, her wedding rings. Both the engagement ring and wedding band, both gone. She doesn't wear them usually due to her working with small children at work and wears a mother of pearl band as a representation. It works out well.
She called the officer we had talked to on Saturday to update him on our newly discovered missing items. I did figure out how they had gotten in the house though and that alone gave me a little piece of mind. I was no less pissed off about the incident but I was a complete wreck not knowing how they got in. Knowing gave me some relief and gave me hope that I could prevent it from happening again. I don't really want to get into how they got in but let me just say that I could have easily replicated it myself, meaning it was pretty easy for them.
So that brings us to the now. Not much from the police. They are checking local pawn shops and will get back to us if they find anything but I doubt they will.
It's put me into a funk of sorts and its snowballed into my 'meh' attitude towards buying stuff, namely new cards. So if my posting is infrequent and erratic this is why. I really want to be here though and that's why I've shared this experience with you guys. A bunch of you showed a lot of thought for and towards us when I posted originally that something had happened and I can't thank you guys enough for the support. It's been surreal but we'll get through it.
I'm just down, not out.
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