At about 10:00 today I see the Sheriff's helicopter circling town and get a text message from my youngest telling me their school is in "lockdown." Well, that's a little scary - for her AND me! Luckily, I have some connections and the hubby's scanner, so I was able to find out what was going on. Apparently someone in custody at the police station, about 1/2 a block from the high school, slipped his handcuffs and ran out!
2 hours, literally locked in the classroom, not allowed to even get out of their chairs, except once to be escorted to the bathroom. Wow, big excitement for our little town. Thank goodness for cell phones - we were able to text back and forth and I was able to let her know at least there wasn't a mad gunman or something REALLY scary going on- oh yeah, and let her know that I realize they're trapped in there at lunchtime, but, no, I can't come slip a pizza under the door! I also told her she really should have some knitting with her to pass the time - I mean, really, a situation like that just screams for knitting!
And, yes, like a good mother I got right in my car and drove around the high school myself to see what I could see, which was every cop car in town posted around the school, and cops on every corner. Just a little un-nerving.
So, instead of leaving town to run errands, I sat around and knit until I knew it was all over, but it did give me a chance to finish my Ene's scarf!
And, check out what's sitting there on my pile of unblocked scarf. Kaity and I got our passports yesterday. Now we're officially ready for our Sea Socks Cruise in May. Woo Hoo!