Thursday, July 09, 2009

Fun Times In The City ** Update

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!!

20 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oy! Yeah, I'd get the hell out of dodge if it were me. :P

Dawn and Dale said...

Oh my word!!

Yep.....don't think you're going to get much sleep tonight!!

Special K said...

Unfortunately, Rhonda... I'm trapped here until it's over. The street is impassable with all the police vehicles. Plus I can't even pull my car out of the driveway without being right in the line of fire and majorly disrupting this operation.

Maybe it'll go until 4pm tomorrow and that can be my excuse for not making it in to work. LMAO!

Donna said...

And to think I used to find this sort of thing fun. ;)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Donna said...

Oh, and I meant to tell you that all the noise chaos and sleep deprivation is good practice for motherhood.

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Kayce said...

Holy COW!! I hope you've got solitaire on your computer.

wzgirl said...

As if the work day wasn't noisy and action oriented enough.

Oy. And, hugs.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Be Safe..
Hugs..

Noemi said...

Oh wow! Glad all is over!

Luna said...

You're life sure isn't boring!! Glad things ended well.

Briana's Mom said...

Your neighborhood is far more exciting than mine! LOL! Yikes!!!

simply t said...

That's a whole lot of excitement for a Thursday night. Isn't that the kind of stuff that goes down on a weekend? Hope you get some rest.

GGHadden said...

I told my partner about this and she wanted me to tell you that at least you were home and had a potty near by.......the last time we were staged for a suicide (hours I might add) we BOTH had to just use the trash can! I know only you would appreciate hearing that :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Talk about being unable to leave their work at home! SOME people are just workaholics. That's all I'm saying. Heh.

Carla said...

How many times do they do the siren before they realize it's not working? That would be flipping annoying.

Glad to hear he finally gave up. And to think, I thought you lived on a quiet street.

~K said...

I hope you got that nap in....jeesh!

And I have to say.. I'll keep my Kindergarten tykes... they are not armed!!!

Hope your weekend is more peaceful :o)

A Beautiful Mess said...

That noise is crazy!

Are you sure you don't want to move??? Maybe you should get one of those white noise machines for Mia...you might need two.

stay safe!

Mare

3D said...

Ahh...a quiet night at home.

Holy crap! Stay safe and sleep lots.

Keep smilin!

Polar Bear said...

Wow! That was loud. Glad it all ended peacefully ~ better yet I'm glad you finally got some peace! :o)

Scrappy Bug said...

HOLY CRAP!!! YOu certainly don't lead a "quiet" life, do you?!!