work. I walked downstairs and
things looked like they were in a disarray. The table was closer to the window than
I remembered leaving it and it was at a strange angle.
The power cord plug was on the window sill and not on the floor as I
usually leave it if I unplug it. My keys were on the ground and my laptop
and power cord were missing. The
wrong side of the window was open.
I went upstairs to check, but what I suspected was true, my laptop had
been stolen. Thus started my
wonderful day J
Actually surprisingly I wasn’t upset.
I was more upset 2 nights before when I found my neighbor’s guest had
parked on my sidewalk. I had asked
them three times before not to do this and then again it was done.
I wasn’t happy about it and it showed on my face when she and her friend
arrived. But my laptop being
stolen didn’t bother me. Maybe
because what is done is done and there is nothing but realizing that even metal
grates on the window won’t keep thieves away and to be more careful.
Of course I texted Michael who came right away (what appeared from a deep
sleep) and tried to find the office for the security guards.
We ended up in a complex 5 minutes away. I got upset when they said it happened
because of my carelessness. Dealt
with that and went to talk to our security guards.
All the while in the back of my mind was that my Korean English student
was probably waiting outside my house.
Got home 30 minutes later than anticipated and let her in while Michael
finished talking to people. In
Khmer culture you don’t confront people even when they are wrong, but the
American in me always gets the best of me. I tell people like it is and then let
it go, but poor Michael has to translate all this stuff, but it does make him
happy when after I clearly state my point I tell them I am not angry at them but
they need to do the right thing.
So he was probably happy to talk to security by himself while I talked to
I hadn’t seen her for a week.
She sent me an email stating she was going to Korea this week and of
course since I will probably never see her again I wanted to see her. So we talked.
She was really happy to see me and said she needed to be encouraged. I of
course pointed out to her how God was encouraging her and just stated back the
two stories of what God had done in the past week to encourage her and show her
He is working on her behalf. God’s
so good! She’s all set to go and sees that I am not needed.
I always like it when people see that it’s God and not me who provides
So yesterday I was complaining to someone how I am tired of
eating the same thing over and over and over again.
So this morning guess what Kyung Suk brought for me! California rolls!!!
I was sooo happy!!! Lunch was a grilled cheese tomato sandwich and dinner was my
new scalloped potato recipe. I
don’t have an oven and do everything on the stove, but today it was done to
So yesterday I was asking God for focus on what I need to do. My
next guest arrives on Thursday and I am going to be very busy with him, so I
needed to get work done. But
yesterday I was just sooo out of it.
I finally decided to take the day off and stop trying to work. I even took a 2 hour nap.
Ended up starting my water color painting (I oil paint but have never
done this) and played my guitar, read the bible and prayed.
I watched a lot of the office off my laptop.
So what I love about my laptop being stolen is that I can’t watch tv
anymore! All my movies and shows are gone. J I
am certainly getting my work done. Yesterday my internet was not working but
today it is!!
It says in the bible that all things work together for the good
of those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. For all the times for my laptop to get
stolen this really was the best time.
I lost very little work.
All the first aid stuff I had finished I had emailed to someone so I have
it in my sent box! Am I blessed or what.
Only the work I did yesterday and what Paige wrote for me got lost. I love how God works!
I was also thankful the thief only took the laptop and not the keys or
the power cord to my iphone.
I have been wanting to read this book on trafficking for a while
and without my computer I had free time so I read it and got through 1/3 of it
and so yay! I saw it in America and thought about reading it and now I actually
got a chance to!
After that we went to the police station to file the official
complaint. We got lost but finally found it and the police man was really nice.
He’s coming tomorrow to do the investigation.
After that we went to class. Naraleak’s grandfather had a stroke and
she was worried about him so we went to the hospital after class.
Her family is so sweet and so I explained what had happened and what
could be done and then prayed for him and her aunt.
Talked to another patient in the room and tried to help his family with
any questions they may have had and prayed for them as well.
As we were going home saw some girls on the
street. I think it’s time to get
started. Pray for us! We have lots
of decisions to make but I really want to get started.
Well time for bed. I hope this posts.