Thank goodness for small favors ..... because I was already home when the SWAT team showed up. Apparently, my armed neighbor 4 houses down is feeling a little suicidal tonight and has decided to barricade himself in his house. The entire neighborhood is shut down. Which would have sucked even more had I not been home when it started. Cuz I wouldn't have been able to get back to my house. Oh wait... they just started the annoying blasting of the police car sirens in an attempt to get his attention. I may have to re-think my position on being glad I'm stuck here.
There are SWAT guys positioned about 10 feet from my front porch so I went out and chatted them up earlier. Behind cover, of course. ;) I told them to let me know if they needed anything. Most people might find it strange to get a call from a SWAT dude asking if the snipers can borrow some bug spray... but in my world it's perfectly normal. LOL!
The bullhorn chatter is annoying but the sirens... Oh My Lord! They go for about 5 minutes at a time before they stop. It's a tactic to try to get the bad guy's attention and unnerve him .... but so far it's only working on me and the other neighbors who have hunkered down waiting this out.
Here ya go... I thought I'd share a taste of what I'm being subjected to. I've got the lights off cuz my house is actually in the line of fire and since I was standing in the upstairs window and all....
I don't think I'm getting much sleep tonight. :(
I'll update when it's over and let y'all know how it ends.
** Copious amounts of tear gas convinced him to surrender peacefully about 2am or so. I got about 4 hours of sleep. I see a nap in my future. All I can say is thank gawd it's Friday!!