Thursday, May 02, 2013

In Which I Miss the Excitement

So there was a little excitement around my place last night.  Thankfully, I missed it all since I was hanging out with friends on the other side of town.

My roommate texted me after I hadn’t been there that long as said the police were telling everyone to stay inside because they were hunting for a man with a gun who had shot at police.  Naturally, they had the condo complex completely closed down as well.

Then one of my friends got an update about that on her iPhone.

I texted my roommate off and on all evening.  Turns late at night, they still weren’t letting anyone in.  So I crashed with my friends.  Turns out about the time I would have gotten home, they started letting people in, so I would have been okay, but I had no way of knowing that at the time.  And sleeping on a hide-a-bed was a much better alternative than sleeping in my car, or trying to, which would be what happened if I got there and they still weren’t letting anyone in.

The scary part is, they never have found the guy, or if they have I haven’t heard about it.  But I’m sure he’s long gone by now.  At least if he’s smart he is.

Fortunately, I was already going to be late to work today since I had to get my allergy shots.  I got up, drove across town to shower and get ready for work, and then drove back to get my shots before driving to work.  Made for a crazy morning, but it all got done.

It certainly made me very thankful for friends who are offering me a place to stay before I even ask.  Granted, I knew what the answer would have been if I had asked.  It really is such  blessing to have friends like that.


MountainHawk said...

Yikes! Glad you're okay and thank goodness for friends!

Mark Baker said...

Everyone around here seems to be okay, but it was quite the night.