Not the best day in paradise.
Our apartment was broken into last night. Apparently, while we were sleeping, someone sliced our screen by the kitchen door, slid the window open, came in, grabbed N's purse and my backpack, and went back out the door. I may have been woken up by the exit, but didn't notice anything gone until the morning so didn't take the appropriate actions at the time. The backpack was the only really valuable thing because my laptop was in there. Nothing much to do about it. Sometimes a thousand dollars walks out the door, right? The police said I could give them the serial number and when they check pawnshops they can look for it there.
Otherwise, we will spend the entire day (and Monday) dealing with the purse issue -- canceling credit cards, killing and creating a new checking account (because a checkbook with numbers was in the purse), new driver's license, entire new set of locks on all the doors (house keys), and I have to get the car re-keyed as well if possible. Ugh. Fortunately, our upstairs neighbor is a locksmith by trade.
It will all be done and the landlord will add security screens to our apartment in the next week or so. If I browse the rental section in the next couple of days, however, no one should be surprised. The only thing to worry about going forward (after the next 3 or 4 days of work) is identity theft. If anyone has tips on post-burglary identity theft prevention, let me know.
I feel a little bitter after typing this message and the tone may have come out, but really these things do happen and one can't stress out about it. As long as nothing important was stolen, which it wasn't, if you know what I mean.