Sunday, April 2, 2017

Vandalism and Serendipity

One of Doug's favourite words - Serendipity.  

the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

On Moday, March 27th, we had to take the Skytrain to Vancouver to sign a single paper at my Dad's broker.  A single paper!  It took less than 2 hours.  

When we got back to Surrey, to our beloved truck that we had left at a secured, pay, parking lot was totally VANDALIZED.

The ignition from the left

The ignition from the right

From the passenger side (my purse not included)
The scumbags (probably druggies) tried to open the driver's side door with a drill with no luck so broke the window in the club cab.

We have a really good anti-theft device on the truck so they were unable to steal the truck!!!  Thank goodness for that.  They didn't try to get into the bids in the bed of the truck.  Thank goodness for that.

But what a mess.  Insurance covers it all but what chaos.  We had to rent a car.  We have to replace all our possessions.  Crazy things they took.  Our big cooler which we keep on the back seat for when we grocery shop.  Cloth shopping bags, how convenient for them to load everything in to.
My beloved prescription sunglasses, our 350 watt invertor, candy, pop etc.  Worst of all.  Doug had 5 thumbs with his writing and pictures on.  And we had photocopies of our identification in the glove box.  That was a big worry but we have since made all the investigations and because all the identification was expired.  We have checked our credit bureau and they are alerted.

We have the truck back now and are gradually getting our stuff back.  As I write this I cannot believe it was less than a week ago that this happened.

and so... the serendipity you say?

Doug absolutely loved the little car we rented.  He wants one.  We cannot have a car and a truck.  So... we have been looking at motorhomes!

For a couple of years, I have wanted to get a small C class motorhome  and to have two rv's.  One for big journeys and one for small ones.  Doug was not enthused. 

And so we look for a bigger one that we could tow a car, sell the truck and 5er.

So far our favourite.

A 37' Newmar Canyon Star.  Love the floorplan.  Notice 1 1/2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, big shower and 4 tvs (not that we want 4 tvs)

So we were tentatively talking to the salesman at the rv dealer and he asks about my Dad's house that we have to sell.  He wants to buy it for his Dad whose sister lives just blocks away.  Full asking price.  He's going to come and see it this week and will have an Agreement for Sale drawn up and when we are ready (after probate is complete), bingo! done!

Stay tuned.


Linda Sand said...

Wow! That's a lot happening all at once! I would love having 1 1/2 baths. I hope all the paperwork and moving go smoothly for you. And just think of all the new projects for Doug! :)

Jim and Sandie said...

Unbelievable. But out of the ashes comes good stuff. Hope all goes well with the sale and then the purchase.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh my gosh. I had so many emotions going on as I read this post. First I was so mad, then sad, then shocked, finally very happy for y'all. You may be able to figure out mad, sad, happy but why was I shocked. I thought you two loved your 5er. You had it just exactly like you wanted it. The Newmar looks awesome. We were torn between buying a Tiffin and Newmar. Great choice.

How amazing is that that you will be selling the house to the guy selling you your new house. What a story. Love it.

Jan Mains said...

After my divorce my van was stolen twice in less than six months. It was vandalized when they finally found it. My renters insurance paid for all the contents in the vehicle. A homeowners policy would also pay for the theft of the contents.

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Definitely a Scumbag would do something like that.
Hope the sale goes well but make certain to read the fine print. If he is having the papers drawn up there could be something hidden. Keeping my fingers crossed it all works out for you.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Wanderin' said...

Really hate that you had so much damage to your truck. Lots of luck with whatever you decide to do. Sounds like you're sleeping on it and that's always a good idea.