Paul's been looking at me like I'm a little crazy for the last half hour, as I've walked around talking about how thankful I am that he and Mae are home, that they're in one piece, that they're safe... but he's humoring me and staying here instead of going out to complete the errands on his to do list, where our alarm is set and our doors are locked.
If you're a news junkie you may have already seen the story, which the little facebook trending bar tells me is now at the top of the facebook searches for the moment.
This morning Paul and Mae got an early morning doctor's appointment, while Patch took his nap and Sadie and I completed her school work for the day. Mae had to have antibiotic shots, because after nine days on antibiotics she still has an ear infection and fever, and so on the way home Paul stopped by Burger King to get her fries, since BKs fries are gluten free, and they're one of the few things from Mae's pre-allergy world that she loves that she can still have as a treat.
Paul and Mae arrived home, we had lunch and I glanced at my computer and saw breaking news... a shooting at the shopping center where I do most of my shopping (and almost all of my fabric shopping).
I've been pretty much transfixed since then. It seems that while Paul and Mae were across the street getting her fries, a man walked into the Rite Aid a few building away and shot and killed a worker.
Right now the details are still scrambled and confused. Some reports say there were two shootings. People in the comments section are saying that the police scanners are reporting that there are shots fired at another shopping center about a mile north, that neighborhoods are being evacuated, and some have said that there are reports of blood outside a residence.
There's a shelter in place order and the schools on all sides of us are on lock down, along with Paul's school... so I closed the curtains and set the alarm and begged Paul to stay home and not go study until the order is lifted.
I'm just so thankful that he and Mae are home. It makes me teary just thinking about them being so close to something like that this morning.
I'm ready to move to the country. Way, way out in the middle of nowhere...