As I reported a couple of weeks back, my heal has been giving me some grief. Doc is in need of some additional information, so I had a CT scan this morning, the tech I had was awesome and I was in and out in ten minutes! Another win!
Mom is doing some remodeling in her kitchen and dining area and wanted me to go shopping to help her pick out things. We wondered around our local home improvement store finding fixtures, paint, tile, etc. and overall had a pretty good morning together. Win!
I headed over to CK’s place as my bike was camping out there from my last ride and it will make my scheduled bike ride much easier if I have my bike. I got to spend some time chillin with friends for an hour or so. Then I made a quick stop at mom’s to see the renovations to this point, which are pretty awesome! Win and win!
I headed home to change clothes and let my four-legged babies out to run for a few minutes and then headed for the gym. I have been in the gym with KB before, but I’ve never actually worked out with her, in the back of my mind I was just hoping I could keep up! This is where the day got interesting.
At my local YMCA I rent a locker and have a padlock and all of that jazz, but to lift with KB I went up to her YMCA. Now I’ve been there multiple times in the past without any issues. I went into the locker room and put my little blue bag in a locker and went to find KB.
The workout was fantastic! It was challenging for both of us (I think) I know it was for me and KB was on her third workout of the day and had a cold. Have I mentioned how amazing she is? It’s incredible how much more you can do when you have someone there to motivate and support you. I had a goal to leg
press 700 pounds, let’s just say I may have exceeded that goal a little. Huge win!
I hit the locker room to get my bag and it’s gone. The locker is empty! Epic fail! Looking back I find it humorous just how fast the human brain can initiate a full panic. To be honest I thought I did pretty well, but KB said she saw the panic in my eyes when I told her my bag was gone. There were a variety of important items in said bag, cell phone, wallet, tablet…CAR KEYS! The first thing I did was check the parking lot, was my Jeep still here? Yes, win!
KB helped me search the locker room and we found my bag in a different locker, which still had my tablet and car keys in it! Win! A few lockers down we found my wallet; it still had all my credit cards in it. Win! But all my cash was gone, Fail! The only item we couldn’t find was my phone. While I was less than happy about it, I have insurance and could get it replaced. In the grand scheme of things this could have been much worse!
Because I no longer had a phone, KB called the police for me. MK had stopped by to say hi and she let me use her phone to made some calls home and to my cell phone provider. I called the insurance company and filed a claim, I should have my new phone Saturday.
When I go to the cabin with Doc I have no cell reception and I manage to survive just fine. Having no phone at home didn’t go as well. I needed to take my sister’s bike to the bike shop, but had no way to find the place without my GPS. I have no land line, so I had no way to make calls, which wouldn’t matter anyway, I don’t know anyone’s numbers anymore. And 90% of the time I send a text message anyway. The best I could do was to use Facebook messenger on my tablet and laptop.
In today’s modern age there are apps that can be used to track cell phones, it would seem that my thief is aware of that and disabled the GPS as I was unable to locate the phone, even after re-enabling the service. However that seems to be where their intelligence stops. CK had been trying to call my phone and someone actually answered it! She asked to speak to me and the lady told her she had the wrong number, I believe CK made the statement “wanna bet?” and the stupid-dishonest-thieving-chic (SDTC) hung up. However she did not turn off my phone. For the next several hours we (every friend I could get) called
and sent texts to my cell.
I may or may not have mislead the SDTC into believing that I had tracked my phone when the answered it and would give them until 9am the following day to return it before turning that information over to the police. After a couple hours of this I turned the service off on the phone again about 2:30am. We'll see what happens.