things i’m thankful for thursday.

I’m writing this blog post (very tediously, I might add) from my cellphone (I apologize now for typos) because last night, while Dan and I were out getting frozen yogurt, our house was broken into and we were robbed.

Obviously, they took both of my laptops (hence the cellphone blog) but they also took Dan’s Xbox 360, all of the games, and our brand new TV. Unfortunately, we did not have renters insurance. So those things are gone forever.

This comes on the heels of having to suddenly finagle a car payment last week after the Jetta died.

I’m a bit discouraged, but we still have a lot to be thankful for.


+ The things that were stolen are replaceable.
+ People are more important than things.
+ The fact that we weren’t home at the time.
+ The fact that I ran back inside the house at the last minute before we left to get my wedding rings.
+ The fact that despite two windows being forced open, neither of my cats got lost. They were freaked out (Hamlet was found hiding inside our bed box spring) but they were both okay.
+ The outpouring of love and support we received through texts and calls, even though it was late at night.
+ Nikki and Chris taking care of Romeo and Hamlet for us until we figure things out.
+ Sweet friends letting us crash at their place.
+ God.

That’s all I got, folks. Blogging on a phone is obnoxious.

That said, a friend of mine suggested I ask FBDC readers for donations for a new computer. I feel super weird doing that, but I guess it can’t hurt.

If you’re interested in donating so I can continue to blog, you can do so via our ChipIn account here:

Have a great weekend; what are you thankful for this week?

6 thoughts on “things i’m thankful for thursday.

  1. So sorry you have to go through this! You’re right though, things are replacable, people are not! So glad you got your rings!!
    Despite difficult situations we have to remember what we’re grateful for! I think it keeps us sane!
    I’m thankful for many things this week!
    ~my sister for taking the baby so I can take care of my husband
    ~my husband’s surgeon for being on the ball and taking care of my husband…yet again!
    ~my husband for not taking the pain he was in lightly, it could’ve killed him had he ignored it!
    ~for the fact they found and fixed what was causing the pain
    ~coffee…and lots of it
    ~good friends who will drive all the way from Thomasville to bring me dinner and keep me company
    ~God for bringing my husband through this
    ~ my husband feeling and looking SO much better

  2. I am thankful that you, Dan and Dax are all ok, as well as the kitties. The rest of the stuff is just stuff. I love you Durrenbergers.

  3. I am so, so sorry this happened to you. For some reason, though, it really made me smile that you randomly went back in to get your wedding rings before you left 🙂

  4. So sorry that happened to you all. Thank you for sharing your positive outlook. I wish we were in a place to help out. Prayers for comfort as you sort through the mess of it all.

  5. I’m glad you guys weren’t home when it happened. Who knows what could have happened.

    Anyway, do you guys happen to have the serial numbers or original packaging for any of it? Perhaps a user manual that has the serial number on it?

    I was thinking, maybe if the person took them to a Pawn Shop, you could call around see if they got any new Tvs, Xbox, laptops, etc.

    Maybe you can also check Craigslist to see if they posted any of it for sale?

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