I have a couple of happy quarantine stories to share (and I was too busy to share them in the past couple of days), but today was a very sad day. And before I proceed with the happy stories, I need to get this weight off my shoulders.
My co-worker was robbed last night. He was careless to leave the door unlocked, and somebody got in his apartment at night and stole virtually everything, including the car key, and then the car itself. Although I told him that only the loss of life is irreversible, all the rest can be fixed, I am still deeply sad about what has happened.
My name is Henrietta (Hettie) Dombrovskaya. I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russian (actually, back then – Leningrad, USSR) in 1963, and immigrated to the United States in 1996.
I love Saint Petersburg, the city I was born and raised in, and I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Similarly (but differently) I love Chicago, and can’t imagine myself moving somewhere else in the observable future.
I have three children, Igor, Vlad and Anna, all adults living on their own, and one (so far) granddaughter Nadia. I also believe that my children are the best thing that happened in my life.
As for my professional life, I am working in the field of Information Technologies. When I was twenty, I’ve declared that the databases are the coolest thing invented and that I want to do them for the rest of my life. Thirty plus years later, I still believe it’s true, and still, believe that the databases are the best. These two statements together imply that I think a person can have it all, and indeed, I think so! Keep reading my journals to find out how I did it.
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I’m so sorry about this.
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It was just awful!
Yes, very sad and disturbing indeed.
Unfortunately, I have also heard stories about small pharmacies and corner stores been robbed in our city, you need to be extra alert these days even if you have a lot of other things to worry about.
I have heard of people leaving big cities and moving their families to hotels in suburbs in fear not of the virus but of potential criminal activity.
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He was definitely not in the safest place to start with, but I hope things can be fixed for him. It’s just very disturbing in view of so many acts of kindness and support we see around