The four year old computer itself had little financial value. The information contained within was of great personal value. The good news for me is that my computer is password protected. I however changed all my passwords that are available. I used an external hard drive to backup my computer prior to my trip. I also used Evernote to store my genealogical research which is on my smartphone.
Since this loss, I have learned more about computer security and reminded myself that no place is truly safe.