Jesse wrote:Tonight I went to a show in the Southside of Pittsburgh to see one of my favorite bands. Sadly, while I was there, my car was broken into and everything I had was stolen.
That, unfortnetly, included every piece of hockey equipment I own. Jersey's, pads, skates, pants, shinpads, gloves. The only thing they left was the old, beat-up sherwood's that I use.
I suppose that this eliminates me from playing for a long time. The police came, (told me that homeowner's insurance covers everything in the car? I don't buy that one at all), took an account of everything and I estimated that the total cost of the hockey bag and it's contents was well over $1,000. Most of the items have been accumulated over the years. Some are hand-me-downs from guys that I've had the privedlge of taking the rink with over my last few sessions as a player at the esteemed Island Sports Center.
I guess the reason I'm posting this is for my love of hockey. I am a college student, I live paycheck to paycheck. There isn't any way I am just going to up and have new equipment tomorrow. Sadly, I think I'm eliminated from playing for a long while.
I'll cut it short here. I guess what I'm saying is enjoy the time you spend watching or playing the game. It really is poetry on Ice or Rollerblades. There is no other sport like it, and when someone violates your property like they did mine, they ruin your chances of continuing on playing and it's then that you realize that a lot of times things like that are taken for granted.
I feel sorry for your misfortune, I lived there for over 20 years and it is worse then ever. They spray paint your cars, they tore down my moms privacy fence ( I will punish them if I ever find out who), not to mention the lack of parking.
I lived in 3 different places in SS and I have a dozen stories from comming home to find my front door kicked in to being woken up in the middle of the night to watch to drug heads beat up 2 narcotic officers outside my place.