Saturday, 23 August 2008

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a few days. I had planned to come home on Wednesday and brag to all of you about my new Stephen Bonanno sandals. I just love the color. I ordered the Chelsea in ermine with sable whipstitch. I wanted something neutral.

When I got home, the cable and the internet were both down. I watched a recording of "Mad Men" and walked on the treadmill. I got bored and went to bed early. Before I went to bed, I kept hearing my neighbors running up and down the stairs. I kept looking out the window, but couldn't see what was going on. I did see people that lived down the street walking, but I didn't think anything of it. Then I heard a noise that sounded like a large diesel vehicle. I looked out the window and saw what looked like an RV with a lot of cars behind it. I thought, "I bet those cars wish that RV would hurry and get out of their way." Then I went to bed. When I was getting ready for work on Thursday, I turned the TV to the only channel that I could pick up without cable and listened to the news. I heard them talking about 5 bodies in an apartment in the county where I live. I walked in to listen and recognized the background as the apartments where I live. Every time they would talk about I would run into the living room. Yes, Wednesday evening about 5:00, someone called the sheriff's department asking them to check on a friend that they were unable to contact. The deputy went to the apartment and could not get anyone to the door. He went to the office and got their key. When he tried it, it didn't work. At about 6:00, they finally got into the apartment and found 5 Hispanic men with their throats cut lying in the living room floor. From what I understand, they had been there for several days. None of the men lived in the apartment. The entire complex was under lock down. No one could leave or come onto the property. There were about 100 law enforcement officers on the premises. That's what all the noise was about. All my neighbors were outside waiting on details. I later said, "Why didn't you come get me?" The maintenance man told me that the men were killed elsewhere and their bodies moved to the apartment (how do you move 5 dead bodies into an apartment at right off one of the busiest roads in this part of the country?). He said that they had been there about a week. GROSS!! The door was locked and bolted, and someone had changed the locks. It wasn't until yesterday afternoon that they were able to identify 3 of the 5 victims. It's awful to think that someone could do something like this. My apartment is in an upper middle class section of town. Lately the management of our apartments has been renting to some questionable looking folks, but they don't bother anyone. My neighbor made a comment that we have a good group in our section. Everyone is decent and we all work different schedules so that someone is there 24 hours a day. I usually don't tell my neighbors when I go away for a while. I need to start notifying some of them, so that they don't think something happened to me. The reason that the cable and internet are out is the cable company had it down for a few hours to bury cable and the sheriff's deputy told them to leave the property immediately.

On a brighter note, I finally got my Stephen Bonanna sandals, and this morning when I weighed, I had finally reached my goal. Yay me! I am going to try to lose a few more pounds (no more than 5) before I go on vacation in 6 weeks. I want to be able to eat whatever I want without worry.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Yay for meeting your weight goal!

the pink putter said...

How terrible! I'm sure you must be freaked out about it-I know that I would be!

Congrats on your Bonannos-and for meeting your weight goal!

Kappa Prep said...

Congrats on meeting your weight goal! You have been working so hard all summer and I bet you look fantastic.

I am in awe about the story you told, how scary! I guess you can never be too careful. I live in a very nice building here in Dallas, and we had a convict living four floors abaove us. The police were hiding out in our garage and outside for a week before they caught him. It ends up the exgirlfirend he was staying with had no idea nor did any of his TX friends!

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Kara said...

Holy crap! That is really scary! I am so nosy, I would have been out there trying to figure out why everyone was outside. Also, congratulations on meeting your goal!

Preppy Engineer said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! The other scares me to death!

Preppy Engineer said...

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