I’m going to try to stick to my humorous tone here because that’s how I deal with scary situations. It’s how I dealt with epilepsy and cancer and my docs thought I was nuts to be joking around.
This time I’m going to try joking about a national manhunt for local guy who just killed a sheriff’s deputy, and mortally injured another. He’s on the run nearby and the area is rife with local and state police. The FBI is here, along with SWAT teams and helicopters. It’s really quite exciting…or it would be if it were on the news and not nearby.
As for the humorous commentary, I’m having a hard time with this one. Wendy is here, thank goodness. For those of you who don’t know Wendy, she comes to clean for us and is a loyal and true friend. She walked in with a loaded gun. She’s not taking any chances. Neither am I. I am such a liberal in almost every way. However, I live in the country and I had a very scary incident with an intruder here in the past. That episode made me realize that I could kill someone if I truly felt threatened. I had no weapons that night, but I do now. I never do things halfway, as many of you know. I currently have a Smith and Wesson snub nose loaded with hollow point bullets. No one is ever going to enter this house unwelcomed ever again. If they do, it will be a one-way trip.
So here we are, two crazy old(ish) ladies armed to the teeth with two huge dogs, ready for anything. Pity the UPS guy if he walks onto the porch! Ok, I’m not saying we would shoot the UPS guy but he’d get a surprise, that’s for sure. Can you imagine the look on his face? My guess is deliveries are suspended for that very reason. We aren’t the only people ready to take the shooter out, if necessary.
Yesterday Bill was subbing at a school within walking distance of the shooting. Thank goodness he’s in a different school today, but cops are still in the area of that school, too. Schools are in lockdown and lockout for miles around. They tell the kids that they have to practice for a lockdown just in case a bad man is in the area. What? Are there no psycho women out there with guns? These days it could be an elementary school kid. Bill had an eight-year-old who made threats just a few weeks ago. Pretty soon there will be babies with bump stocks terrorizing kids at daycare!
Ok, my attempts at humor are falling flat, but writing here is making me feel better. It’s funny how that works. Not only is WP my community of friends, but writing is cathartic. Thanks so much for letting me vent. Fingers crossed, the guy will be caught soon. It was reported that he had texted a family member saying that he had a high powered rifle and he wouldn’t be taken alive so he’s got nothing left to lose.