It took us a moment to notice.
On our way home from the Niagara peninsula after a fantastic holiday touring the wineries of the region, we met my aunts in downtown Toronto for lunch. We were just coming back from lunch. I opened the car door to put our daughter in. I looked over and saw something out of place. Then I noticed smashed glass. At the same time, on the other side of the car, the missus noticed a lot of glass on the ground and felt sorry for the car next to us, until it dawned on her, too. We had been robbed.
It took us another moment to see that they had taken the laptop. Luckily for us, that laptop wasn’t with us too long; it’s only about three months old. There wasn’t much data on there other than pictures, including a truly glorious picture of an equally glorious blueberry pie; also, the masters of all the photos on this blog since July, which is most of them. That’s a major bummer. Posting will be a little light for the next couple weeks, as a consequence.
We drove home with the aid of garbage bags and duct tape. The damage to the car was below our deductible, likewise for the laptop.
It wasn’t until two days later, that we figured they had taken something else: a backpack with our video camera. Oh, the fiends! The sole purpose of that camera was to video our daughter. Because caring for an infant takes a lot of time, we hadn’t yet backed up the video and now it’s lost.
Those fuckers! Those drug-addicted, desperate shitheads! Damn them. Damn their eyes! I hope their foreskins burn when they–
Wait, where was I going with this? Oh yeah.
We ordered in Thai food the night we realized our camera was gone.
I felt a little better.