Music . . .

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Music . . .
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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 7:09am

. . . Aren't you in Boston?  I meant to post this days ago, but it slipped my mind.  Just hoping all your loved ones are safe and sound.

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Registered: 01-02-2008
In reply to: cfk_3
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 10:21am

Hi CFK

How sweet of you to think of Music...but yes I thought of her first when this happened because she told me she might attend the marathon.. Lo and behold she had to work thank the powers that be and she didnt go to the marathon...

Anyway; she is okay as she sent me an private email.. When Ivillage went wonky we decided to private email each other. I hope she doesnt get upset that I am speaking for her.. but since I saw this I wanted to let you know so you guys dont worry..

Okay everyone else check in now.. my mother gene has kicked in (sorry)

I feel like we all need to check in lately with all the nuttiness going around.. and after hurricane Sandy my stress levels have gone crazy ..

Shy how are you doing?? 

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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: cfk_3
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 3:17pm

Thank you for asking.  The whole thing is so strange.  I was annoyed that I had to work on Monday cause for the past 2 yrs I have gone to the marathon.  If I had taken the day off, I wouldnt have gottenpaid & I need the money.  But my office is only a couple of miles from the marathon route.  Then yesterday they had the prayer service at the cathedral, which is only a short walk from my office.  I was actually thinking of going but the people were lining up hours ahead of time to be let in, so I couldn't really manage that.  I wish I had gone though.

So now today is more than odd--I decided not to go to work in down town Boston even though I think it's safe there, but you still never can tell.  The places where they are searching for the guy are on the opposite side of the city from where I live so at home it's normal.  My boss of course did not close the office (or maybe he did after I decided not to go in) but he is so afraid of losing money, which is why he only closes on the major holidays (Mon. was a state holiday) but all the government offices, courts, banks, etc. were closed.  It's still hard to believe that with the number of police out there and people off the streets that one guy is still hiding, but who knows?  

I feel bad reading about all the sad stories of the people who were hurt, yet it's so touching to read about all the people who tried to help.  My DD's roommate, who is a nurse also, was in the medical tent volunteering when this happened.

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Registered: 02-27-2002
In reply to: mhishon
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 4:59pm

Music,

I am so glad that you are safe.......things must be crazy for you right now in Boston.

Mel

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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 5:29pm

Thanks for the heads up, Free.  

Strange indeed, Music, and so sad.  Tuesday morning, a local radio station played a Mr. Rogers clip.  I know this is going to seem cheesy, but it was really touching.  It was just a clip of him talking to a kid about how, when bad things happen, always look for the helpers, that they will always be there.  That is so true.  Another thing I found incredibly touching was the National Anthem footage from the Bruins/Sabres hockey game.  

It's so unfortunate what's happened and as you indicated, so strange but if I can pick out the positive, it's nice to see the way Americans band together in the face of tragedy.  I'm so thankful you and yours are okay!

I would love for the authorities to apprehend this other suspect alive so we may have some answers.  

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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Sat, 04-20-2013 - 1:50am
I was out for happy hour tonight and watched on the tv there as the news came across that they'd captured him. I'm so glad they took him alive. Hopefully he'll give up some important information. I wouldn't be opposed to torture to get it, either.
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Sat, 04-20-2013 - 2:23am

 How interesting.  They had warnings about him.  These are the new insurgents. 

chaika