Friday, June 6, 2008


It isn't odd for me to grab my cellphone and call my dad or my husband to see if they'll go to a local news website to find out what's holding me up in traffic lately. I drive from one end of the county to the other, literally. I generally take inner city roads to get there, as the highways are usually in worse shape for school commutes in the mornings. So I take Hwy 49 past UNCC to Harris Blvd to Sharon Amity to Independence to Idlewild to Providence and we're there. This is about 30-40 min one way, 4 times a day - depending on traffic. In the last 4 weeks, at least one time a week I will see a swarm of police helicopters along w/ news helicopters, followed by a rush of many passing police cars. I know this is the case in many major cities - but it's becoming almost a everyday thing during our commutes. This is just one more reason why we are looking into other options for our family, this includes location. The housing market stinks right now - but is it ever going to be wonderful? Maybe we should just put the house up for sale on our own, and little by little do minor fix ups and start looking elsewhere. We don't plan to look too far away, but outside of Meck. county for sure.

Here's what I ran into today, literally. I saw a helicopter hovering over/near Ezra's school area, and as I picked him up it was slowly moving toward Independence where we were headed, little did I know that it was a major arrest in progress. We were in VERY slow traffic, and when we finally were allowed to approach the intersection at Independence/Idlewild we saw the giant police van (like the one they use for SWAT or special situations), several news vans, police everywhere, and it was seriously right beside us, we could see everything. All the way down to all of the evidence they were gathering from the vehicle, they were putting it in brown paper bags for evidence. It's pretty sad this day and time what someone can be stabbed or robbed over - well, the word is really just 'pathetic'.
In the words of Hal David:
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone.