Family and a sense of humor make many things easier to bear. Still having been robbed, I found it hard to recover from the violation and when one of the robbers was one of our foster children, the betrayer. Still there are worse events and I hope you have good insurance and do get a big friendly Rottweiler who barks at strangers like crazy.
Nice post. thank you. Also filled me with a bit of envy as you are one of many who shine at blogging and I seem to send my bit of light out from a dark hole that dims its further. Stay strong.