Thursday, August 02, 2007

the bridge

Just wanted to let everybody know that my family is safe. both of my kids work within walking distance and use the 35W bridge on a daily basis. M crossed it three times yesterday before the collapse. a friend was getting ready to cross and witnessed the collapse and began calling people from her cell phone. i think i got a call from my daughter about 6:15. it was very strange to hear about something of that magnitude without yet being able to get info from the internet or local news. of course now the coverage is intense, so i've been glued to the local stations.

20 comments:

Sandra Ruttan said...

Glad to hear you're all okay. Yes, it's strange - I first heard about the collapse not from the news or radio, but from an email.

angie said...

I'm so relieved to hear that you and your family are all right. Jesus. That's so terrible.

Darwyn Jones said...

Thought of you immediately. Glad you're all right.

Jamie Ford said...

That was crazy. Glad y'all are safe.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I can't believe there are still fifty cars in the water )according to NPR). What those people must be going through. Of course, with the war in Iraq going so well, why complain about how we allocate money in this country.

jason evans said...

I was thinking about you and your family and was about to write an email.

See, I had no idea how close a call it was. I know you don't dig driving, so I figured unless you got killed during a suicide attempt, you'd be okay. The fact that your daughter was over that bridge three times yesterday is seriously spooky.

So glad everything is fine.

Ali Karim said...

Yep glad you and the family are fine - again when I heard this morning my first thoughts were for you and yours -

Best

Ali

Kelly Parra said...

It's terrible. I can't help following the coverage. I'm so glad you guys are okay.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Whew. Glad to hear it. Stay safe.

Jaye Wells said...

Like everyone else, I thought of you too. I'm relieved your family and friends are safe. What a tragedy this is for your community. Every time I've crossed a bridge today, I've held my breath.

Karen W. said...

What a horrible tragedy. I'm glad to hear your family is safe, Anne.

anne frasier said...

thanks so much to all of you for your concern and for checking in.

XOXO!

i just can't quit watching TV. The local coverage has a lot more personal stories and interviews. I can't believe so many people walked away.

Heather Harper said...

I'm glad you and yours are safe.

emeraldcite said...

glad everything is okay out that way for you and yours.

scary stuff.

norby said...

Glad to hear everyone is okay-what a heartstopping thing to hear about and not know if your family is okay.

Kaycie said...

Good to know that all is okay for you and for your family. I've been thinking of all the people affected off and on today.

highlandwriter said...

Good to hear you and yours are okay. :-) Prayers to everyone in the area.

anne frasier said...

thanks, peeps!

Bernita said...

Not what one would call a "remote" disaster - very up-front and real.
Relieved you and yours are safe, Anne.

Jeff said...

I'm glad you and your family are safe, Anne. What a terrible disaster.