Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thievery & Airport Greetings

Last week Chris traveled to Maryland for a preaching practicum with Sovereign Grace Ministries. The kids and I spent a few days in Gilbert and a few days back at home hanging out with our friends Megan & Jedidah. Megan's husband was also out of town at the Sovereign Grace Songwriters conference. We were grateful that Sovereign Grace worked these conferences out to fall on the same week so we could be without our husbands together :)

Well as in usual Daukas fashion, what's a week with hubby gone without a little drama? No strep throat or car fires this week. Nope. This week my hubby's face made it into a police line-up for fraud. I got to see the paper line-up myself! Pretty crazy! Monday morning as Chris was leaving for the airport he came out to find our cars were rummaged through. It appeared as if nothing was stolen so he went on his way to get to the airport on time. Well apparently he had an old license or something in his car cause later that day a Christopher Daukas showed up trying to cash a check in his name with a stolen checkbook. And this Chris had ID to prove he was Chris. The stolen checkbook came from another car that was broken into that morning and when the police ran Chris' name and address he knew that Chris was either a thief or victim. Chris' brother also happens to be a Police officer in the area and was able to get a hold of Chris & I to confirm that we were indeed victims not thief's. Times like these it's helpful having a cop in your family. Jeff served us heroically that week helping me fill out fraud paperwork and directing me who to call while Chris was out of town! So far the guy hasn't been caught and he hasn't posed as Chris again. Praise God! Meanwhile we've been working HARD to get our garage organized so we can fit our cars in. As serious as this, is I still think that line-up of guys with Chris' face on there has got to be used somewhere :)

The kids were so excited to pick up daddy from the airport on friday. They each made special "daddy" signs or in Rylee's case "DAID" signs. We spent the afternoon at the kids PE co-op and headed straight to the airport. They were so adorable with their signs. They held them up from the moment we got in the car, the walk to the elevator, the walk to the security gate (where we learned we missed him) down the elevator to baggage claim. You should've heard the "ohh, ahh's, how cute!" as we walked EVERYWHERE :)

Rylee was the first to spot Daddy and abandon her sign post :)

This weekend we travel to San Fransisco to visit our friends The Kurth's. Chris will be preaching at their church plant on Sunday morning! Pray for safe travels and no drama while we're gone :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, between that and your stolen computer, you guys have had some interesting scenarios lately! Glad everything was okay!