Friday, November 6, 2009

A Long Day


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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.


26 comments:

Reddunappy said...

Horrible, horrible, dont know what else to say.

Our daughter is stationed there, two months ago she went to Iraq. Ironic to thank the stars that she is safe over there.

I cant imagin what all the victims are going through.

Janice said...

I was shocked when I heard the news report. I feel very bad for all the victims and their families. I am glad you are safe.

lifein3dee said...

I had been reading about it, but didn't realize you worked there! It's horrible, and my prayers are with the family of the victims. I'm so glad you are okay.

Tatersmama said...

My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and their families...
Thank God you're okay, but I can only imagine what you went through!

Sydney said...

wow that is crazy to happen. I guess the guy just went postal. The poor victims and their families. Good thing you are ok.

Gail said...

Glad you are okay. Sad for all the senseless loss.

fernvalley01 said...

Such a terrible thing! Glad you are OK and safe . Prayers to the families that suffered this tragic loss

Paige said...

Glad you are home!

Maria said...

Glad you are home and safe. What a last two days it has been I am sure.

What a tragic loss.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I am glad that you're ok. I just think the whole thing is tragic.

Dusty Devoe said...

Such a terrible thing. Gald you are safe. Prayers and thoughts to those who were there.

Shirley said...

Not having TV, I had to google this to find out what happened. Girl, you must have been scared! So glad you made it through, and my prayers for all those who didn't. Bet your husband held you close for a long time when you got home.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wow...I don't know what to say...Your picture says it all! We hear the daily news and of all the tragedies in the world...but boy does it bring it that much closer to home when it is somebody you know (even blogger friends)..Many blessings your way and prayers for all the people involved in this...

Vaquerogirl said...

Holy Cow! You work there! Who Knew????!!
Man o manachevitz- I was prayin for those folks and their families, so I guess my prayers covered you too!
Thank heaven you are safe.
What would these blogs be with out you? I shudder to even think...

Faithful said...

Oh, Kit, how scary this is when it is so close to home..So relieved to know you are ok. My heart breaks for those so young who lost thier lives at Fort Hood and my prayers are with thier families and friends..May God bless them.

Mikey said...

OH man, I had no idea you were there!! Wow, how very very scary. Glad you're ok. Say hey to Specialist(?) Otich, that's my BIL and he was there too. Y'all be safe and our prayers are with you and everyone else who was there.

Lil Mama said...

Wow. I thought my job was scary. Glad your safe.

lisa said...

I always think it is alot harder on the family than yourself! I am glad you were ok!

dibear said...

So glad you and safe and sound. It's pretty scarey when something like this happens in the middle of the guys who are supposed to protect us! I also have to wonder about a gun store that sells weapons to guys dressed in Muslim garb in the first place, it should have been a red light. My heart aches for all those who were hurt by this evil man's deeds.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Thank God you are OK!!! I am sure your poor Hubby and Family were just worried sick!! It is such a tragedy and my heart goes out to the families of the victims and they shall remain in my prayers...

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am so glad you are Ok. Such a senseless tragedy ..no rhyme or reason to his actions..:(

Amy in Edmond said...

Glad your safe. Very scary when it hits so close to home.

threecollie said...

WE are so glad you are safe

Christina said...

Wow....so glad you were safe. Our prayers have been with those on the base and the families of those killed or wounded. Hope all is returning to normal there for all of you.

Paula said...

Okay, this is a couple days old, but you just knocked the wind out of me! I knew you were "military" related but didn't know you were at Fort Hood.

And I thank God in Heaven, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for watching over my friend that day.

CTG Ponies said...

I'm so sorry to hear about what happened but I'm glad that you are ok.