Thank goodness for the kindness of people & sad anyone would steal them in the first place. I see both sides upon having them replace their own & not being able to afford too. Fortunately, everything has already worked out :)
It's really surprising: the SF/F community is really very supportive. I don't know if that's the same as for other genres or forms of fiction, but even the SFWA has an emergency fund for writers in need.Good news indeed.