Daily Log: 2018-09-05
Another long, weird day. At some point things will start to even out and I’ll actually be able to get a jump on the day.
The morning started out normally enough. Got the Mrs. up at 5am so she could head off to do her workout. I sat down at the writing computer, ready to take advantage of the morning since i start work at 7am. I had lots of time to write. normally I get caught up on my reading and the news, but wanted to get some words done. I wanted to get into a morning routine.
I heard lots of car doors open and close outside. I heard someone honk their horn. Someone started banging on a door and yelling. Very loudly. It’s 6am. if the person you’re carpooling with isn’t getting up, don’t wake up the entire neighborhood.
I hadn’t even typed a single word. Not one. I had to go to the front door to see what was going on because the person (people?) weren’t getting any quieter. So, I opened the front door and saw all the flashing lights. Lots of them. In front of my neighbor’s house across the street. A handful of police stood with weapons drawn while one pounded on the door and shouted “POLICE! OPEN THE DOOR NOW! WE HAVE A SEARCH WARRANT!”
Let me first say, I don’t know the people across the street too well. I’ve talked with them a few times, and they seem like very nice people. Their mother passed away a couple years ago and the son, daughter, and daughter’s husband moved in. I see them every day walking the mom’s dog up and down the hill. Once in the morning, once in the evening. They have garage sales every few weeks. But as far as I can tell, they’re normal.
They pulled all three people out in handcuffs and kept them in the driveway while the house was cleared. After that, they all went back inside. A few police remained outside. I wasn’t overly concerned until I saw the FBI show up. Lots of them. So many more cars all but blocking the street. A couple police vehicle left. move FBI showed up. They weren’t in with large, black cases.
An hour later, it was all over as if nothing had happened. No one was arrested. An hour after that, as i was working, I saw the couple walking the dog.
My assumption is there was some white-collar type crime committed and they were collecting evidence. I honestly don’t know. All I could do is speculate.
So that was my morning. Hope yours was far better.
The rest of the day was work, my weekly writerly meetup, exercise, dinner, going over book cover ideas with my Favorite Daughter, watching Big Brother with the Mrs, and getting down to writing.
I got roughly 1100 words done. I’m hoping to increase that word count greatly tomorrow. I will be up early and hitting the keyboard straightaway. Much as I had planned this morning.
It’s fascinating just how many things can throw you off your game and how quickly your day can turn into something you hadn’t even planned.
I’m off to bed.
Until Next Time!