As if being broke and busted weren't enough, someone has stolen my teens' bikes!! Right out of our yard or shed. In the summer/fall we keep them parked behind a section of our backyard fence that isn't visible from the street OR they are locked in the garage. In the late fall, we move them to the unlocked storage shed in the far back end of our property. But this spring, they were missing. Both of them. My first thought was that the girls had left them at someone's house, but after multiple texting, phone calls and emails, they haven't shown up. And the fact that they are BOTH gone makes me consider theft. I've reported it to the Police Dept but nothing like them has turned up.
The first one is a grass green TREK much like this. I had bought it with the little bitty inheritance I received when my folks died. It has a great gel seat and a pop-off bag in the front.
The second is a Schwinn, much like the one pictured, only purple.
As if I have the money to replace these now!!! I've placed an ad at Carleton college looking for students who need to leave their bikes in town for the summer, and would they mind letting my girls use them? I'm just sick about this: those bikes are the only mode of transportation for my kids.
We're feeling more than a little picked-on here at the Mnmom household. What's next? Sewer back up? A plague of locusts? A meteor crashing into the paid-for van? Does anyone know the name of a good shaman who can come over here, burn some sage, and get rid of the evil demons stalking my family?
Seriously, enough already!!!