Thursday, May 24, 2007

In the Moscow Wilds...

That sounds a whole lot more exciting than it is. Well, actually things went a little crazy in town on Saturday night. There was actually a shootout downtown. Some crazy guy started shooting from a church steeple and killed a police officer and a couple of civillians. Not the normal for this sleepy little town. There was some 20 year old college student watching a Die Hard movie who heard the gun shots, strapped on his own pistol, and rode his bike down to go all vigilante and save the day. Remind anyone of somebody? If not, you've never met my nephew David. Consequently the kid was shot three times and is in critical condition. David, if you're reading this, let that be a lesson to you. The police officers said that he really just put himself in danger and made things harder for them as they had no way of knowing if he was involved or trying to help. Anyhow, it was a lot more excitement than what usually takes place here. It was actually the first officer ever killed in the line of duty in Moscow.
I really don't have a whole lot of time to write just now as I should be working on catching up in my journal, but I wanted to at least update a bit. My parents and I are driving back down to Blodgett tomorrow where I will take on the daunting task of going through all my stuff, as well as helping them begin the packing process.
A group of men from Blodgett came up the second half of last week and reroofed the house in 2 DAYS!!!! It was quite impressive. Since then we have also managed to do a lot of other projects around the place, including tearing up all the floor coverings in the basment, and removing a TON of mold! Even so, the house is likely to keep their retirement from being too boring! It is at least starting to look like it might work out as a nice house after all. I've even scoped out a potential grad school bedroom for myself. Hmm, 30 year old spinster living in her parents basement...that's bordering on the Emily Dickinson route. So be it.
Well, I'd really best get around to journaling, but at least I look more alive now :)


Joni said...

Don't feel bad. My cousin is 30 and living with us... :) Long story. So glad you are back and back safely!

rach said...

Hey girl, glad you are back safely. Here in HK and thinking of you often as I go through all our old stomping grounds. Wish you could be here too. Lots have changed around here though and it makes getting around a bit more confusing. Talk with ya later.