Friday, September 12, 2008
Teacher Gift in the midst of scary search by cops
Wow, it has been one of those days you won't easily forget, if ever. We were awakend early this morning with a reverse 9-1-1 call about a man who had kidnapped a women in New Mexico drove north and ran out of gas at the Gleneagle Exit in COS. That's my exit! We were watchful this morning getting the kids off to school but didn't hear much else except that the kidnapped lady had gotten away and the man was still out there somewhere. He apparently broke into someone's house at about 7:30am and assaulted a women and took some jewelry and went out the back door. Another lady on the street behind us reported she saw a man in her backyard this morning at 9:30. She lives on the street right behind us. So, as I casually go out this morning at 10:30am to drop some mail into the mailbox. I see police 2 doors down at the stop sign. They see me and yell at me to get back into the house. I RAN! Slamed the door, set the alarm and looked out my back window to see the swat team with dogs in the backyard behind us. I called me hubbie and he came home to stay with me. I had to call everyone in crop club to tell them not to come. Found out later that the schools my kids are in are locked down. The swat team and dogs eventually came over and sweeped our backyard. I was a bit leary about being down in my basement studio where I felt the most vulnerable in the whole house but once the swat team went through our yard I made my way down here to start and finish a teacher gift card/bookmark pocket card that I will teach at the Crop-a-Latte in Castle Rock on Sept 27th. I am feeling a little spent. They still haven't found the bad guy and I am waiting to hear how we are going to get our kids? So, I have been crafting away keeping my mind away from the horrible possibilities that could happen. I think I am going to just go and veg for a while now in front of the TV.