I'm back!! Somewhat anyway! Will see if I can get everything set up on this new laptop.
I've never experienced these kind of feeling before. To walk in the shop, noticed books were moved on my counter top, to look down at my desk and see my laptop gone, right beside the laptop my guns are gone. A sinking feeling inside.
Then to turn on the light in the shop and see a window broke out and how they gained access. That's when it really hit me. I've been robbed!!
Who ever climbed in the window, stepped on the shelf of my welding bench, without knocking anything off, went straight for my office. Now on my welding bench, inches from where they had to step, was 2 four inch grinders and a saws-all. They didn't take any of my tools! YET!!!!
One of the guns they took was a semi auto that used a clip to hold the shells. It was laying 12" from my laptop on my desk next to a box of shells, they left that behind.
I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep at home so I spent Thursday night here at the shop snuggled up to my 16 gauge. I was hoping they would come back because I was ready to shot first ask question later! Dead men tell know tails nor will they steal again!!! So now in "fear" of them seeing what I have in my shop and "fear" they may come back and do it again. I've spent the last two days building and installing 1" bars on my windows and trying to think of ways to make the shop more secure. This sure does disrupt ones life.
I'll watch what I say on here just incase they were able to break my password to unlock my laptop. But I will say this, they left behind some personal evidents that I think can be used to maybe find the theives!
The good part is I'm back!!! Life goes on!! Thanks everyone for your concerns.