All of Our Stuff Got Stolen

We were driving from Guanajuato to Zacatecas when we pulled into a roadside diner for lunch. While we were eating, our truck was broken into and pretty much everything we have of material value was stolen, including my laptop, both of my cameras, the iPad, iPod, iPhone, kindle fire.

My laptop getting stolen was the worst. I had tons of unbacked up essays and a book I was writing, along with all the photos from Chiapas on.

The loss of my cameras hurts. Really hurts.

But, yeah, the thing that brings me true comfort in this is that the kids are safe. Full stop.

We are on our way to the US now. The little that is left of our travel money will be applied to the $7,000 worth of stuff that was stolen.

Quite a few people suggested I start a GoFundMe account for this, and after some thought, I did. It feels weird.

If you want to help us get our stuff back, the GoFundMe account is here:

Help Us Get Our Stuff Back

I am inexpressibly grateful for the outpouring of love and support you all have given me and my family





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Meriah Nichols is a deaf artist, tech-junkie, Counselor (and sometime teacher), mom (one with Down syndrome), cat-lover, Trekkie, yurt-dwelling off-the-grid farmer's wife. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done.


  • Oh Meriah, I’m so sorry. That is awful. I feel for you, especially about the cameras. When I get paid next week I’ll chip in.

    Hope the trip back is good.

    Sending you guys lots of love

    Grouchie and Atti.

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