Seven years ago, I was still in High School. (yikes!) I lived about 18 miles east of the World Trade Center. I was in gym class and I remember one teacher whispering to our gym teacher, and our teacher gasping and saying "who would do such a thing." I thought it was a dispute between students or something of that nature. We were brought outside, but quickly brought back in. We had no idea what was going on. I heard it in the halls, because the kids in woodshop got to watch TV and saw it happen. I went to my 3rd period class and we discussed it briefly- but our principal MADE EVERYONE GO ON TEACHING. I had an algebra quiz. I watched my friend Amanda run from her 3rd period class crying, since her dad worked in the towers. (He got out safely.) Smoke floated over our town from the burning buildings. I went to lunch and saw siblings and parents run in and grab their kids- since we weren't technically supposed to leave. It was the worst job they could have done handling such a horrible tragedy. The principal felt "lockdown"- no internet or TV access allowed, no one leaving, day going on as normal- would be best since most peoples' parents worked in or around the city. Instead it was mass chaos. In my last period class, history, our teacher let us watch the news since his TV couldn't be seen from the hall. I saw the ash raining down and for a moment thought they had attacked somewhere it was snowing, because I had never seen anything like that. My friend Erika drove me home and my dad and I watched the news on our brand new 70-inch TV screen that we had just gotten as a gift. It was so hard to look at. And it will never be something that I forget. Luckily, no one I know lost anyone close to them. However, many people lost their lives, their loved ones, and their friends. So, let's all think of these people today and say a prayer for their futures.
To bring the room back up a bit, Ike has ruined my travel plans for the weekend. And not Ike the dog! I will not be going to San Antonio for work tomorrow because the events are canceled due to Ike. Therefore, I get to spend more time with Brian and the girls! I know they needed me in TX, but we've gotta roll with the punches. Plus I really need a weekend with Brian!! We've been so busy lately we are looking forward to spending time together.
Also, it looks like we have some cool new bloggy dog friends! Ruby the Mini Dachshund is our new friend! Also, we got a comment from Coco, whose blog is under construction- keep looking for an update, and be sure to welcome them both to the fun world of Dog Blogs!