Day 31 | We’ve Been Robbed!

April 9, 2017

It was really windy in the valley yesterday, so we drove out towards Pahrump and spent most of the day by the side of the road. Brett recorded some audio lessons for his online course and I worked on my writing.

We returned to our campsite late last night once the winds had died down, and decided to sleep in the car. It was too cold for sleeping under the stars. When Brett went to grab his sleeping bag he noticed that his cot was missing. We figured the wind had blown it away and went to bed without giving it much thought. We’d find it in the morning.

When Brett woke up this morning, however, he was unable to find the cot! He also noticed that both of our coolers were missing! What? There’s no way those could have blown away! Someone must have stolen them!

Thankfully, our food wasn’t in the coolers so we’re not going to starve. Brett had gotten two cheap styrofoam coolers and transferred our food into them so that he could dry out our nice coolers. We wanted to let them sit in the sun a while, so we left them at our campsite yesterday. They had gotten wet inside and we were concerned about the possibility of mold growth.

After breakfast this morning, Brett drove down the road to see if he could find the laundry bucket and cot mattress that had gone missing on Friday. We assumed they had blown away, but after driving several miles down the road with no success, he concluded that those probably got stolen too. I guess the thieves came twice! They stole a total of about $400 worth of stuff!

Because of the robbery, we ended up spending half the day just going to Walmart to get a new laundry bucket. Brett dropped me off outside of Pahrump so that I wouldn’t have to be exposed to anything unnecessarily. Needless to say, I got a late start on the laundry and we may need to take an extra day to finish getting ready to leave. I doubt anyone would have a problem with us staying an extra day or two, at least I hope not.

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  • Natalie Marie Julson

    Oh no! Praying for you guys and that they’ll give you an extension to finish packing up everything

    April 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Ruth Meyer

    Wow, I will be praying for your safety on the road, and that whoever stole from you leaves you alone from now on. That’s scary. What they don’t know is how prayed-for you are. I know the Lord will keep you safe, but I pray you don’t lose anything else. I feel like saying as Paul did, Peace be to you, and grace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    April 10, 2017 at 7:27 pm Reply
    • AnaHarris

      Thank you so much Ruth! You’re definitely right about that! 🙂

      April 11, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Bekah

    Oh no! So sorry to hear (or read) that you got robbed. Praying that God will protect and provide for you guys.
    God bless,
    A Loyal Reader
    Psalm 121:5-8, “The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

    April 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm Reply
    • AnaHarris

      Thank you so much, Bekah! I love that verse! 💚

      April 11, 2017 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Charis M.

    Oh no! That is awful that someone stole from you guys! Continued prayers for a swift recovery. <33

    April 11, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
    • AnaHarris

      It’s alright! We’ve lost a lot more important things to this illness. We’re not to upset. Although it is annoying to have to spend more money to replace things…

      April 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • Courtney Harris

    That’s so terrible, Ana! I’m so sorry this happened to you all!

    April 11, 2017 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Erin

    Oh no! That’s terrible! I’m so sorry for you both! I’ll keep praying!

    April 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm Reply
    • AnaHarris

      Thanks for the prayers, Erin!

      April 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • Moriah Simonowich

    Wow! What a bummer. 🙁 Prayers

    April 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    That makes me mad! Don’t the robbers know stealing is wrong?

    April 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply
    • AnaHarris

      I’m sure they do, but they probably don’t care. 😉

      April 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply
  • Lana

    Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry to hear this! We will be praying for you, your safety, and direction as you move.

    Question- is living in a motor home a possibility? Or at least a shell of a motor home?

    April 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm Reply
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