Saturday, August 28, 2010

hubby here...

Lena wanted me to spell her tonight and write a little of whats going on...

Well you can read the news and get the general idea of what is going on with this man hunt, so good night...

Just kidding.

This is the biggest excitement this town has had in years. Not fun excitement, but excitement. I figured with all the cops in town there is 1 cop per 4 people in Fredonia. Though the whole situation is crazy and a little bit nerve racking, we feel pretty safe here in town. Yes we are being careful, we lock doors and turn on outside lights, but we are not scared. Also, it helps being less then a block from the IC, the command center with very heavily armed men are sitting around chatting and walking around and coming and going constantly.

I would like to put a note out about the schools decision to stay open on Thursday. I was the lead secretary at the elementary/middle school when this happened. First off, the school administrator was not notified of the incident of wed. until the buses with students started arriving Thursday morning. From that point on we were in constant contact with the police and following their recommendations. We also were on partial lock down, meaning all doors were locked and other special arrangements had been taken. We also had a cop on campus most the day. We did release the students early so that all could leave at the same time and the buses would just make one trip. Never once were we nervous for ourselves at the school but for the cops that were hunting him at the time. If we would have been notified that it was ever a little dangerous for the students we would have done things differently. So I hope you give our school a break.

Tonight we went for a drive around town. It was interesting to see the heavily armed Humvees all the many cop cars and unmarked cop cars. We sat and watched the police helicopter scanning the area. Kids thought that was awesome, Lena was wondering if someone would pull up to us because we were watching the action. "yea, we were just chatting with the FBI..."

Anyway, Its bed time, the little one thinks it about time to be awake for an hour or so, but we will try to persuade him otherwise...good night!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Ominous Storm

Ominous. That is how it felt as Leif and I drove to the grocery store this evening. There was a storm brewing outside. The clouds were rolling in, lightening strikes flashing and thunder in the distance. It was the perfect setting for what is happening throughout our small community. The feeling in the air clearly depicts our emotions as well. My friend had a Pampered Chef's party planned for this evening. She canceled it. It just doesn't feel right to be away from family and having a good time when our friends, and for some, their family members are out there tonight putting their life on the line to keep us safe. We're all feeling the brewing storm and praying that it will end soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Drama In Our Quiet Hills

Well, those of you that live in Utah may have heard about a manhunt happening in a town over the border of Utah and Arizona. That's our town. It's all happening quite close to home.

I'm so tired right now. So I won't give a full run down. But Leif was in contact with police all day today because he was the school office secretary today. And then after the officer was killed we went to our friend's house and listened to police scanners (our friend is a fireman.) we listed all evening. Honestly, I really think that we may have been blessed, and spared a horrible hell today. I think that the gunman had intended on hiding in the school and using his weapon the next day. I believe the run-in with the janitor foiled his plan. Truly, we all mourn the loss of the good man who has been killed and pray no one else is killed before it's over. But I will be down on my knees tonight thanking the Lord that it wasn't worse!
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