Monday, October 23, 2006

Just the Facts, Ma'am!

Here is the story from our local paper about our Friday excitement . . .


It differs significantly from what law enforcement told my neighbor but I don't know what the real facts are. Regardless, all the excitment has ended here and we're just locking up tight for now. We've always been really casual about locking our house up -- but we're probably going to be more vigilant now. At least for awhile.

It's a weird feeling. We lived in East Palo Alto for 13 years and regularly saw all sorts of action there. We had a very secure house (although a determined person could easily get in) with deadbolts on everydoor. We wouldn't have dreamt of leaving it unlocked. Part of why we moved to Boulder Creek was to return to a small town where we would have a higher sense of security. It worked beautifully. But it's been amazing to me how quickly the skills of protecting oneself come back when something like this is going on.

Still, I think I had no trouble this morning looking at the redwoods and listening to the chickadees and feeling grateful.

Off to work!


LauraHinNJ said...

Jeesh! Glad the excitement has calmed down!

I need to pay more attention to locking doors and windows too.

-llm. said...

Yea, we were in lockdown mode at school today -- just in case. I don't know if that was a safety precaution or if there was some tie between this guy and the school. I escorted students to and from tutoring and our doors were locked all day. Strange feeling.