As if I don't have enough stress in my life, yesterday I walked out to the car to run some errands and what to my wondering eyes should appear?? BROKEN GLASS! From my drivers side window and of course a large hole in the dash where the radio used to be! I think they were probably looking for the GPS because they took the mount and the car adapter but we don't keep the GPS in the car. They also stole two 'books' of CD's (as if they are worth anything anymore!) the car adapter for my breast pump and my eye glasses (most annoying)! What they didn't take: THE CAR (our spare keys were mysteriously in the drivers side door catch all thingy-oops!), the remote for the radio or the instruction manual all right there, the $10 in quarters that were in the "ash tray", or the trunk full of Christmas presents we have yet to bring in the house (okay it's only a few things but still!). So all in all, while it was annoying to replace the drivers side window we don't have to replace the CAR so I'm trying not to be so annoyed.
There has been a string of GPS thefts or attempts that I have heard about lately, so if you have one, don't leave evidence of it (including the ring on the windshield where the mount attaches, I'm guessing that was what gave us away since our mount was on the floor and likely not visible.)
In the event you find yourself needed a new window, we used Competition Glass I called them this morning around 9:00am and by 11:30 they had come to me (at my friends house where we put the car overnight) installed the new window, vacuumed up the broken glass and by 1:45 I was back home with a new window in place. They were very competitively priced since they were $40 less than the other quotes I had gotten.
Just my luck, so far 2009 is NOT my favorite year!