Monday, April 30, 2007

Close to home

I am still stuck out in the middle of nowhere at a hotel in Western Kansas for a family reunion, so my Manic Monday is going to be a little late. I have the perfect photo to represent silence, but I don't have any way to upload photos to my computer from here, so I will post it when I get home. Everyone check back Monday evening.

This afternoon I got a call from my dad as we were driving on some backward ass country road in the middle of nowhere down the highway. He was watching the news and told me about the shooting at a mall in Kansas City.

Not only is this a mall that I have frequented more times than I can count, but this mall is three blocks away from my son's preschool. Three blocks!! If you're at Eli's preschool and turn the corner, you can see the mall. And some crazy psycho with an automatic decides to go on a random shooting spree.

Even though we happened to be several hundred miles away when this happened, I am properly freaked out. I'm going to go hug my children now. I hope you all do the same.


Desert Songbird said...

I would be freaking out, too, if I were you. That's just a bit too close to home.

Last Friday, the high school that is 1/2 mile from our house had a lockdown; seems some kids decided not only to bring a loaded gun to class, but someone delivered a "suspicious" package and phoned in a bomb threat.

Nice, huh?

Donna said...

That's the first I'd heard of the shooting, and it's less than 40 miles from me! We had a family barbecue day, so I didn't watch the news; and since the only radio we listen to is XM with no advertisements and no news... I was totally ignorant of this. Crazy world we live in.

Morgen said...

It is a crazy world we live in.
I'm glad you & your family are safe.


Kara said...

I heard about that this morning, so scary. I'm sorry that was so close to your home, how frightening.

SQT said...

I would totally freak too. I'm just glad you guys were far far away when this happened.

Travis said...

Wow. I'm glad your family is safe.

Crazy Working Mom said... scary!!! :(

Sparky Duck said...

I knew you would freak, though anytime i hear Kansas, I freak for you

Sunrunner said...

These shootings are getting bad. When did it become such an everyday option to solve problems with a gun???

Skittles said...

OMG! I know what you mean! Last week there was a hostage situation near my son and daughter-in-law's place. SWAT team and everything. So scary.