The Phrase Rhymes With Clucking Bell

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Steve P, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    House got done over on Friday night while we were all upstairs asleep,
    more like comatose after the past few weeks of late nights and early get
    ups with the kids.

    Some scrawny b*gg*r managed to shin through the miniscule kitchen window
    which doesn't lock properly [1] and let their mate(s) in through the
    patio door. A frantic search for the keys later they procured the keys
    for SO's Volvo and my 3 week old company car. Then helped themselves to
    some electricals and made away. The Feds reckoned we were the 3rd house
    done that night, so much for living in a nice safe area eh.

    Amazingly they didn't bother with the garage at all despite having the
    keys to both bikes and the garage keys. Mind you if they had the bike
    alarm might just have woken me up.

    The worst thing about it all is the sense of what to do next (once the
    police and SOC had gone). No cars, wallet taken so no cash or cards, no
    car seat for the kids and no pushchair which were all in the Volvo [3].
    One of the blessings of a company car is that we've got a pool car until
    it's resolved.

    On the bright side I've still got both bikes and can therefore enhance
    my RTB image at work by riding through the winter while the house and
    car insurance companies wrangle about who's going to not give us what
    the car is worth :)

    Could be worse, but then again it could be better.

    [1] Ironically a new handle to fix the window lock was in the kitchen
    ready for me to do the job Saturday morning. [2]
    [2] Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today !!
    [3] ...and won't be covered by the car insurance!
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
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    CT Guest

    This makes me think that if the InsCo know about it, they may refuse to
    pay out.

    Good luck.
    CT, Nov 11, 2003
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  3. .....since the break in, I think you'll find is what you meant to add.

    I think you'll find they were in the company car and that you were just
    in a state of shock and confusion when you made your statement.
    Doesnotcompute, Nov 11, 2003
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    Ben Guest

    Shit, bad luck mate.
    Small blessing.
    Are you sure? Do you have un-insured loss recovery as part of your
    Ben, Nov 11, 2003
  5. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    Cheers for that it's really nice of you. We're actually okay for car
    seats as my mum has a couple of slightly smaller ones for ferrying the
    lad and his cousin around in so with a lot of swapping around we are
    managing. In the short term it will do.

    We've splashed on a new push chair anyway because just a weekend of
    fannying around carrying the baby was enough and the lovely grandparents
    were nice enough to loan (well give) us some money to tide us over!

    As for the bike I'm glad it survived and doubly glad the Kwak didn't get
    stolen as it's not got insurance at the moment! I need to sort that out!!

    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  6. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    Hmm that thought crossed my mind which is why I will be saying that the
    window was forced open and to the best of my knowledge it was locked shut!!
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  7. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    Indeed! AFAIK it was forced open in the break in.
    'Unfortunately' the company car has been recovered and therefore I
    cannot persue this tack :(. I say unfortunately because it's f*ck*d
    according to the recovery garage. Hopefully it will be a write off not
    repair job!
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  8. Steve P wrote:

    AHA! so the thieves were only after the baby gear, but felt it easier to
    nick the car as well, dumping the car later and making off with the real

    bummer :(
    Doesnotcompute, Nov 11, 2003
  9. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    Daz that's really nice of you mate. The thing is we've still got the
    baby seat for Meg (3 months old) it's the child seat for our 3 year old
    which we are short of. I'm guessing yours is a baby seat as well yes??

    As you say though the worst thing about it is that they were in the
    house with us there. I mean the night before I took the baby downstairs
    to give her her night bottle as she was being a bit noisy. I dread to
    think of the scenario where I walked into the lounge with her to find
    the toads in there!!

    Thanks again.
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  10. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    I shall be checking the classifieds this week for second hand child
    seat/pushchair combinations :)
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  11. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    Nice one! Actually that's exactly what we are going to do this afternoon
    now that our transport manager has given me a pool car. It turns out to
    be a BMW which has a front airbag. This means that Claire is going to
    have to get the baby seat and 2 child seats in the back once a week. I
    reckon we can just about do it with a booster.

    We were on the verge of getting a booster for Charlie anyway as he's
    coming up to 3 so this just forces us to do it now.

    As for the pushchair from your other post (thanks very much for the
    offer) we bought a new one (courtesy of eager and rich grandparents) on
    Sunday. The one which was taken was my sister's anyway and so one we've
    bought is what she actually wanted [1]. If by some perverse twist of
    fate we get the stolen one back then we can always sell it when Megan no
    longer needs it.

    Thanks for the kind offer anyway! I'm really touched by the kind offers
    here from people (Daz aside) who I've never even met IRL.

    [1] One of those groovy 3 wheeler jobbies!
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  12. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    No probs thanks for the offer. For some reason we've got 2 infant seats
    one of which goes with the travel system which got pinched. Oh and
    neither of them are any good in the front seat of the company car anyway !
    I have a vision of me reverting to Karate training and attempting to let
    loose some Ninja style whoop ass while holding the baby in one hand :)
    Seriously though it's not a nice thought at all. Jobs for the weekend
    include getting the house alarm fixed, finishing off replacing the
    window handles and putting up some security lights. Mind you as the
    police said saturday morning if they want to get in enough they will :(
    I certainly did!
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
  13. Andrewr At Work wrote:

    Doesnotcompute, Nov 11, 2003
  14. Not a "Mamas and Papas" I trust/hope?
    Doesnotcompute, Nov 11, 2003
  15. Steve P

    Steve P Guest

    Absolutely not!! Mind you the nicked travel system was but we didn't buy
    that. Anyway what's wrong with M & P :)
    Steve P, Nov 11, 2003
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