Wednesday, March 14, 2007
At the corner of my road
My neighborhood is closed off - the parallel one-way roads which sandwich my building. A police car blocks entrance at one end of the road in the front of my building. Police tape and a traffic cop block the exit.
For the past couple of hours I sat by the window in my living room, conjugating Spanish verbs, and noticing a helicopter hovering in one spot a couple of blocks away. I didn't notice extra sirens - I live downtown in a large city.
I don't recall hearing an explosion.
But apparently there was one and two people are dead while police are/were searching for more exposives. A fire truck blocks the parallel road just outside my back wall of windows. One story (linked) calls it a domestic violence case.
I was trying to go out and buy the babies some cattie food as we're going to run out tonight. Foot traffic's not being stopped and I can make it to the big grocery store on the corner if I decide to go back downstairs. But for now, I'm just glad we're safe and not being evacuated, and I'm sorry for the sad life situation of my neighbors.