Thursday, October 2, 2008

Setbacks in other aspects of life...

I wish I could post some pictures of my extremely huge green Pink Branywine tomatoes but alas, we were recently burglarized. The thief managed to snag quite a bit of our electronics, and it happened to include my laptop (which had a card reader in it), my husband's external card reader, and the camera's USB cord... though not the camera.

As I know some will wonder, we are OK but it happened in the dark of early morning while we were asleep in our beds. We slept through moist of it (amazing & sickening to think of it...) until the guy started trying to unplug things in the office. Chad chased him out at that point. We lost a lot of stuff, including both laptops and both ipods, but nothing important that can't be replaced relatively soon. Once my cards have been replaced and Chad has a new cell phone, the rest are mostly just toys. We're far more concerned about the invasion of our home than the items stolen, so we're mainly focusing on making things more secure... We're just thankful the criminal apparently wasn't violent.

Anyway, there will be pictures once we have a USB cord or a card reader again. The huge Brandywine plant is producing massive tomatoes and the more wimpy Brandwine plants have begun to produce a couple, too. I think we'll get a decent number of ripe ones before the first freeze, but I suspect we will find ourselves with a huge supply of green tomatoes to fry in the end!

The fall plantings are going strong and the other tomato plants continue to produce decently enough. I think, however, that I may need to start over entirely on a couple of the potted plants that were below the window the theif cracked. Tiny bits of glass got into them, and I'm not entirely confident that they wouldn't end up in the spinach and lettuce. *sigh*


Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so very sorry. That is scary.

Katie said...

Uh! That is terrible. I wish I had some nice advice to give you, but the reality is once you're burglarized, your outlook on the world changes, perhaps permanently.

We were burglarized twice back in the day in our rental house, and that feeling sticks with me to this day. I put things in weird places when we leave, because "someone wouldn't look here for a laptop".

Most people are good, unfortunately you had a run-in with the small minority of people that are bad.

Good news is stuff can be replaced, lives cannot.

Thinking of you...sending good vibes.

One Acre Homestead said...

I'm so sorry! How frightening! I'll tell you...I love having our dog around when my DH is out of town. She sure helps me to sleep well knowing that she's on guard.

Looking forward to reading more about your fall garden! I've planted garlic and onions, but that's about it. We did go crazy with fruit trees and berries, though!! :-D

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you were victims of a burglary. I love brandywine tomatoes, nothing quite like the taste.

One Acre Homestead said...

Missing your posts. Is everything okay after ur break-in?