I was in my office yesterday afternoon doing normal work stuff when my coworker walked up and said there was a shooting. Shootings don't usually mean a whole lot to me personally, but this time I was sittin' in my office at Fort Hood.
Safety procedures were taken and we were locked down. I knew I had to call the husband before it hit the media. I finally reached him and told him what was going on and that I was okay. Tried to keep him from worryin'.
Then Rent-a-Husband tried calling me. The cell phone service was very bad by that time and I couldn't respond to him. He was in Vegas for the PBR finals and heard about it.
Called my mom. She said she had just heard the news on the radio. She said she looked at her co-worker and said my daughter is there.
Tried to reassure everyone that I was safe. The husband was gettin' inundated with calls from family and friends that heard the news. As well as callin' family to let them know I was okay.
We were finally allowed to leave base around 7pm. The traffic to get out was horrible. While sittin' in line to leave, I saw the local PD leaving. SWAT team hangin' off the side of the van. Then as I approached the gate, soldiers armed with rifles were checking cars. Very eerie sight.
I managed to get home around 10pm. So happy to be home. The husband finally got home around 1am from work. I could see the relief on his face when he saw me. Poor guy was so worried. I think the whole situation was much worse for him than me.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones. Please keep them in yours.