Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am living a soap opera...

...and someone forgot to pay me, no really it feels that way.

It was 2.00am Wednesday night (that makes sense to night owls, for the rest of you 2.00am Thursday morning) I sat on my bed, laptop on, room lit up, Archer snoring, curtains open - enjoying a warm breeze. There were lights on in four other rooms (I figure after the story is told you won't grouch too much about my lack of environmental awareness) when I heard a "Ping!", just a little ping. It passed through my head, "Silly Charles, what are you doing now."

and then,

the lone footstep... imagined? ... Archer still snoring ...

the neighbours dog goes ballistic, I run to the dining room, see my car lights flash in the carport below, dash to the lounge ...

in time to see my car head off out the drive-way. My bag, purse and the biscuit tin (the illusive ping) with it. Next morning I find the biscuits in the drive-way, I wonder why they wanted my tin?

The collage/assemblage of four mini canvas is a gift for a kind friend, you can click on it for a close up. It is relevant because people have been so very kind. So many friends offering money, bringing wine, biccies and other treats. One car loaned already and another promised if need be. So many wonderful e-mails and phone calls, I wonder that everyone is not sick of the drama that seems to follow me...

If you are in WA my car is a burgundy Holden Viva, 2008 model (you will remember it is just six months since a careless driver ran into my other car and wrote it off), my number plate is PL764, and Archer would like his car bed back too.

On another note, don't the pegs look fantastic? They are just 1" long, I rusted some years ago and when they ran out I looked everywhere for them. Now I have five bags, and I am going to share, I rusted the whole lot and will pop some in my Etsy store soon.

11 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

OH Julie Im so sorry Im speechless I hope you get your car back.I just dont know what to say
Jen

Ev said...

beautiful little canvases, the recipient will be pleased. Those pegs look great too.

Strange thief, where they your home baked biscuits? - they must have no taste. Bet they were disappointed to find no money in the tin.

Cat said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your car being stolen. I hope the police can resolve this soon! And I hope you have full insurance on it!

Your collage is a fantastic gift. It's good to have friends in times like this.

The mini clothespins look great.

May your soap opera have a happy ending! Hugs, C

Janet said...

What a terrible thing to have happen! Amazing that they would be so brave when you had lights on in your house and they knew someone was home!

I hope you get your car back and it isn't damaged too much.

As for the collage/assemblage....it's wonderful! I love how it's on the belt. You are so talented!!

MaryB said...

I love the collage, and sad to say I already have some clothes pins that look like that due to leaving them out in the rain, possibly for weeks. I normally use my clothes dryer.

How sad that someone stole your car. I know you've had a rough 2008, I sure hope 2009 will be much better for you, once they find or replace your car! I'm so sorry this has happened to you.

Steph said...

What a story! It's kinda frightning... Hope you'll get your car back. You have wonderful friends!

Still Waters Studio said...

How scary! I hope they find your car soon and catch whoever did it. Maybe you need a security system.

France said...

Holy crap!!!! I'm just catching up. Have they found your car yet???

I hate the way this world is heading!!! Funny thing is I just found an email from yours today which I'll forward to you, you'll understand :) xxxxx and hang in there! At least YOU and the pets are safe!!

Jacky said...

I'm just so glad you and your pets are all safe. It is very sad that we cant feel safe in our home.

Hopefully you will have your car back soon and can start to get back to some normalcy. I am just so pleased you have such a wonderful network of friends at this time.

Feel for you Julie and will keep you in my prayers. Such an intrusion of your privacy.

Big hug from Jacky xox

Nic Hohn said...

My heartfelt love goes to you.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Julie,
How scary for you. I hope you have some good news soon.

Just LOVING your canvases.