This very weird day started at exactly 12:04am, when I was in my bathroom, washing my face, getting ready for bed. I heard and felt my front door being slammed. I thought it might be Chris, since he was out laying freeway tubes, but a walk out to the living room revealed nothing. I got a little freaked out since I KNEW I had felt the house shake. I walked around, checking to make sure every door and window was locked. I didn’t sleep very well. This morning I found out that it had been an earthquake. Weird.
Then, at 9:30am, our bank down the street was robbed and two tellers were shot and the robber got away. Police and federal agents immediately put all area schools on lockdown, where they remained for three hours, while they searched the area. Grace’s class had to sit on the floor, back against the wall, blinds closed, lights off, doors locked for three hours. No potty breaks and lunch was late. Sadie’s teacher turned the lights back on after a while and had them sit at their desks and work quietly. Still, blinds closed, doors locked, no bathroom or lunch. After a couple hours, the principal came and got them out of their portable classroom and moved them into the main building. Callie has not come home yet, but her school was also in lockdown. They lifted the lockdown at 12:15 but as far as I can tell, they are still searching for the gunman. Weird.
Then, to top it all off, Grace announced that when they finally did go to lunch, the cafeteria food was eggs, corn dogs, syrup, french fries and ice cream. Not that weird. But because lunch was so late, they gave everyone double servings. I’m glad I made the kids’ lunches today.
Kinda feels weird taking kids trick-or-treating when there’s a bank-robbing gunman on the loose. And he robbed my bank. The bank where I take our deposits for work. Could this day get any weirder? I’m afraid to ask.