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1. I do not like my temp housing. The old lady I am staying with is nice but does not speak English at all or have the internet. I am currently at the school using their computer and keyboard, hence no contractions and potentially no punctuation.

Which is why I brought my laptop to school today.

2. My wallet is missing, possibly and now probably stolen. It had my IDs in it, my credit cards, one debit card, my health insurance card and a bunch of other cards I kept for a fucking reason in it. This pisses me off. Yesterday two friends were fantastic and went with me to the various police stations trying to find one where I could fill out a fucking report, which took way longer than it should have, and then we went out for drinks. So they are great but I still do not have a wallet. There is a possibility that I left it on the bus coming back from the outlets but I kind of doubt it since apparently one card has been used at a mall.

ETA: Yup, definitely stolen. Cards have been canceled or put on hold since they can't be canceled unless I call and I can't call right now since my minutes ran out on my cell, and I can't recharge them because I can't call to recharge them, and I don't have internet at the apartment (but am at school now using theirs) so Mum recharged it for me, because she is amazing, but it didn't work as of last night so I will try again when it's morning in the states.

3. I cannot reach said bus company yet because they probably are not open until later. Will keep calling throughout the day.

4. Do they not realize it is a fucking American credit card? Seriously. I wish they asked for ID with purchases with a credit card like they do in Brooklyn.

Bright Side

1. I still have one debit card.

2. I have my passport.

3. I have an expired STA travel ID that can work for now to bring with me.

4. I only had 50 Euro in that wallet so they did not get away with all of my money.

ETA: 5. What I forgot to mention was that I was with two friends, Sandra and Anastasia, when this happened and instead of just going to shop like they had planned, they went with me all around Milan looking for a police station and waited with me in line. Sandra went through her purchases of the day and entertained us all and kept things up beat and happy. It was the most fun I have and will ever have in a police station. Without those girls, I probably would have crawled into a corner and cried. They were also there when I was getting increasingly frustrated with this phone business and offered me their phones so I could text my mother and get my cell recharged. We'll see if my phone works later so it's not all bad. These girls are fabulous.

So I am not exactly available on the internet. If you emailed me, I have tried to respond, which really only refers to Nicole and Michele, but I cannot do facebook since you need to type an at symbol and I do not know how to do that with this keyboard. So gmail it is and not often. May move into another temp housing place that I will check out today and then will figure out payment shit. GAH I am not amused by this crap.

Date: 2009-02-09 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you haven't already (which you probably have), call those credit card companies IMMEDIATELY and cancel your cards. At the very least, your cards will stop being used and they'll credit you back for your stolen stuff. At the very most, the thief using them will get caught using your card and you can recover your wallet. Hopefully.

Also, carry that damned thing in a front pocket or tourist-safety-fanny-pack or something! You ain't in Kansas any more.


Date: 2009-02-10 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The train was ridiculously crowded and my bag, which had been in front of me, was pushed behind me. I guess my wallet happened to be on top of the piles of stuff in there because had it not been, they wouldn't have been able to find anything useful and would have given up.

When I called Sovereign yesterday they said my last purchase was on Jan. 22 at BB&B, which was me so I don't think anyone has used it.

Date: 2009-02-09 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy shit, that's awful! DDDDD: I am so sorry! And you're in a foreign country and everything, oh my God that's awful timing for someone to steal it! I hope you cancelled the cards right away. And at least you still have another card. If I had lost my wallet in Tokyo I would have been screwed, so at least you're smarter than me :/ But damn, that sucks so hardcore.

As for the housing, ouch D: I don't really understand how anyone in this day and age can have no internet at all?! D:
I'm sorry BB *long distance hugs*

Date: 2009-02-10 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's mainly a pain in the ass now. I had planned to put the other credit card away, too. I kind of kick myself for not doing that.
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Date: 2009-02-10 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm using my own laptop to make life easier. :-)

Date: 2009-02-10 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh man adri that sucks so much! hopefully they did not get away with buying a lot of things. what are you going to do? i assume you will get new credit cards.

or maybe you will find it! i hope some nice old italian lady found it and is gonna call you and invite you over to get it back and you will have great tea with her and meet her sexy sexy grandson who is a graphic designer and is twenty two years old (slightly older than you of course) and loves dr. who and all the other shows you love and you will both fall madly in love with each other, get married, have lots of babies and live in a villa on the coast in a huge house. possibly... one can wish...

Date: 2009-02-10 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice thoughts but most likely one of the people on the supercrowded train took it. I doubt I'll find it but if I do, I'm totally bitching out whomever took it (unless they are returning it because they are a good Samaritan).

Date: 2009-02-10 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy crap, that sucks so much.
I hope it turns up! That's so upsetting and unfortunate that it happened while you're abroad too. I have to say it seems you are handling this a lot better than I would be.

Good luck with the temp house searching. Hopefully you can find somewhere else to stay for now.

Date: 2009-02-10 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Found a good place that I'm leaving my stuff at on Friday so I can head over to Florence for the weekend. Need to get my ticket for that, actually...


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