Thursday, July 9, 2009

Life in the big city (well, Seattle at least)

I got home last night to a neighborhood swarming with the police. When I turned on to the main road at the bottom of the hill I could see two state patrol cruisers blocking off two streets to the south of us and could hear sirens all around us. About 15 minutes after I got home and was out back with the goats a cop in SWAT tactical gear came around from the front of the house, didn't even hear him pull up. Anyway, he told us they were searching for an escaped rapist that was attempting to hide in the woods around us. I have no idea where he might have escaped from or when or where they rape occurred. He left us with the advice to bring the dog in the house as they were bring in the police dogs. We never heard anything after that - I watched the news and looked in the paper this morning but I can't find any report of the whole thing. It's not the first time I've seen a big police response to something and then never saw a news report - makes you wonder.

THEN! this after noon Jay came into my office and mentioned that he noticed what looked like blood and a hand print in the hen house this morning. I started to give him a hard time about being clueless but then I realized that he really hadn't put two and two together. Anyway - I'm going to check it out when I get home and see if it really looks like a bloody hand print. I'll call the cops if it does. I guess I should be more freaked out about it but I'm not. Well unless it really is a hand print - I'll post an update on what I find -


On to something better - Pictures! ok - here's my new office

And the view out my much loved window to the parking lot...

And the other two side of my fish bowl (I kid, it's not bad at all)

Out in the shop...Big Red there needs to go to the dump then he can go back to storage - we only us him once in a while

Down the long hall way - we have 4 office across the back of the building and to big ones above, upstairs

And finally, Jay's office. We'll be working on getting him some big boy furniture soon - Right now it looks pretty funny - the "admins" have office suites, the owners have crap!

Come back tomorrow and I'll tell you about the 100 baby Quail chicks that were delivered yesterday - tiny TINY little peepers.


Kelly Jene said...

Neat office! Looks like it has that open feel.. not so much a sardine can. I don't know what to think about that hand print, I sure hope it's not what it appears to be. On the other hand, if it catches the sick mofo...

Can't wait to hear about the peepers!!

Kathy said...

The office looks great!
I read your follow-up on filing the report on Facebook. Did they at least come out to take a look at it?
Maybe they already caught him.

happyone said...

Nice looking office. It's great that you have such nice big windows!!
I look forward to seeing the chicks!!
Enjoy your Friday.

Cheryl said...

It looks like you have a few walls but mostly glass. The views are all great, even the parking lot. Yeah...I hope you guys like this location and stay for a long time.

Great talking to you last night!


yikes. Glad you called the police though! Misssesss you big brother! :) I love the pictures of your work place! I can uust see you right there!! :)


Grit said...

gosh, what drama! beats smalltown and the knifing. and your office, it's so tidy!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oooh, was it a bloody handprint? Did they catch the rapist?

I love your office.

The Middle Aged Woman said...

I love your office.

meno said...

Of COURSE you never heard him pull up! SWAT team indeed!

Tina... said...

you should paint a mural of the beach and ocean on that giant fence outside your office window....that would be awesome to look at.