Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Missing Jackets..

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but during the first week of September, I was about to head out the door on a Saturday morning to go to work. I noticed that it was chilly outside, so I went to grab my leather jacket. It was no where to be found.

I looked high and I looked low. Nowhere. I know that I had it hanging over a chair in the dining room. You see, I don't put my jacket in the hall closet. It is packed full of jackets belonging to my sister and my mother. I have maybe 2 or 3 other jackets in there, one of them being a vest. I had another leather jacket that was in there, but it got scratched up by metal hangers and ended up on the floor. And, on top of everything, if I put my jacket in a particular part of the closet, it ends up getting moved elsewhere, possibly because I've invaded the space of another closet user. So, for these reasons, I don't bother putting my jackets in there.

I know my sister had moved my jacket to another table because she was expecting a nurse to come by the house to assist her with her medication. I was already late for work, so I grabbed another, not so warm jean jacket and headed out.

When I got home, I continued to look for my jacket. Oh, I know! If I look under my two winter jackets, also hung over dining room chairs, I'll definitely find my leather jacket.

Wait...where are my TWO WINTER JACKETS??!?

Yeah, that's right. All three of my jackets went missing. What the heck is going on here?? My mother and father essentially tore the house down looking for my jackets, as my low hemoglobin did not allow me to search in a way that I wanted to. Couldn't be found. I do remember back in the summer my father taking a few bags of clothing to the goodwill. I find it rather impossible that my jackets could get caught up in those bags...but anything is possible.

So, I spend a lot of money on my jackets. I consider them an investment. I don't plan on replacing them anytime soon, and, especially my winter jackets, I need something that will keep my extra warm as I already have an illness and don't need or want to expose myself to the elements without being sufficiently warm enough. Then, in a flash, $1000+ worth of jackets are gone.

Here are pictures of the three missing jackets:


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For the below jacket, mine was actually brown and not grey.
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So I ended up having to purchase all of the jackets back. The leather jacket was (luckily) on sale, and my sister gave me a mall gift card that she had received as a gift, so that helped. The 3rd (brown) jacket, I purchased used off of kijiji. I bought it in black instead of brown...holding out that maybe.. JUST maybe, my brown jacket might still turn up. As for the wool hooded jacket, I couldn't find that specific one, so I bought a military typed jacket:
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So, while it ended up costing me about $600 in the end, I was able to replace all of my jackets. My father gave me money to purchase the coat that I bought off of kijiji.

The mystery of the missing jackets remains open..

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