i love you guys

For starters, I’m okay and my people seem to be accounted for. That makes me feel lucky. Thanks to everyone who tried calling (all circuits have been busy most of the night, and they’ve asked that cell phones only be used for emergency), texted, instant messaged, or emailed over the course of the night.

Not everyone is okay. There were fatalities, severe injuries, and I’m sure there are still people missing.

That bridge is one we go over a lot when we go out on the weekends. I’m sure the majority of people on it were either headed to the Twins game or headed home from work. There were school buses headed back from field trips, too.

I don’t have a lot more to say. I kind of just want to hang out on the couch with my dog for a while and feel fortunate that those people I love weren’t on that bridge that they all travel so frequently.

Here are local links for those interested:

That last slide show was about all I could take. I watched some coverage on the news, but you can’t see the expression on peoples faces from a TV helicopter like you can through a newspaper photographer’s lens.

I hope everyone that everyone knows is okay.

10 Comments

  1. Good to hear you are fine. I am in DC for the summer and was pretty alarmed to hear all this going on. I live in Marcy Holmes and go to school at the Humphrey on the West Bank so this will really suck for traffic in my area there. Sad that people died and got hurt. Really sucks…

  2. I go home that way every day. Normally I’m out of Minneapolis by 4:45, but I worked late today. I drove over the bridge about 20 minutes before it collapsed. I’m glad I didn’t stay any later and am thinking about those who were killed, injured or missing and their families.

    Some of the work they were doing creeped me out because they were taking all of the concrete out of some portions of the bridge and you could see through it to the river.

  3. Wow. This is just so awful. That bridge is in the middle of everything. It’s really amazing to me that even more people weren’t hurt or killed. Three cheers for all our city’s rescue people and nurses and doctors and paramedics and all the regular ol’ citizens who helped.

  4. I’ve had to ground myself from all news sources for a few hours because I just couldn’t take anymore. Last night I was stunned. This morning, I just want to cry.

    I’m so glad you’re okay and that you’re not grieving the losses of people close to you. Hug your puppy all you can.

  5. Michele

    I am so glad you are ok. I’ve been trying to call and check on you and all I get are all circuts are busy. About to drive me nuts.

    Much love!!
    M

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