yup... seems I'm not the only one. there's a "kid" (never net him so I guess "kid" is relative) that don't work and has a drug habit to feed, and lives right next door to our place to boot.
has hit everyone in the community. I have talked to several out there and they unaminously say it was the same person that hit us as hit them...
where this is at, used to be a resort community of sorts back in the 50s/60s Chicago people would go down there for the weekends, and the area would be pretty empty during the week. but in the last 20-30 years or so now it hs filled in with people that live there year round now. Ours is one of only a few that still isn't lived in permanently.
My Dad bought the place in the mid 80s. but Dad is gone now and I'm the only one that ever goes out there any more and too infrequently at that
but as far as the current situation goes I guess the culprit is fairly brazen, doing what he does in the middle of broad daylight.
Nobody that I used to know out there seems to be left.
A couple of people I have talked to out there know the culprit's grandfather, and both who I talked to that know him say that he claims his grandson as a POS... I guess the kid even cleaned Grandpa out... Grandpa is a Farmall tractor guy (or was at least)
just a quick, off the top of our head figure my son and I are estimating what was stolen from us, to be somewhere around $3 grand worth of stuff... that's replacing what was lost with good used replacements, not even new replacement value... a lot of what we had isn't even available as new and Chinamade "clones" do not count.
I may have to revise that upwards though as I just finished looking on CL at Horse tillers and most I see are $500-750 (heck even a TB Pony or Bronco has a $500 asking price, used, these days)
my Landa hot water power washer (steam cleaner) that I paid $500 for, now is $650 used, bought new that alone would be over $3,000. plus my Dad's tools and the stove they got from inside the mobile home, my Roper 2500 w. generator, 5 Sears Suburban mower decks, and a whole bunch of rust free sheet metal (hoods doors fenders etc) that took my son and I years to find in that condition here in the road salt belt, for 81-93 Dodge truck/Ramcharger My son has an 89 Ramcharger that he's restoring. the pair of bumpers he had, I don't think we'll ever find another set that nice. plus my Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare doors hood and stuff, (my long term project) and who knows what all I'm forgetting...
Edited by dodge trucker, April 17, 2014 - 09:09 AM.