Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I have so many thoughts as I reflect back to this date six years ago.
I had a job in one of the two local "twin towers", just a few blocks from the Capital in Sacramento. I'd just gotten up, as usual, to the sound of the publically supported radio station in Nevada City (a small town in the Sierra foothills). As I was getting out of the shower, I heard them say, it had been confirmed that it was a plane that hit one of the twin towers...at the early hour (Remember, I'm in CA) and with my foggy mind (no caffiene in the system yet) I thought they were referencing the twin towers in Sacramento. YIKES! I turned on the TV, only to see the second plane hit...I then realized I had to expand my awareness to a global perspective.
I was glued to the screen, in shock, along with the rest of the nation...should I GO to work? Should I stay home? Should I call my family???
I went to work, and shortly thereafter, heard about the pentagon, the field in PA, the airspace restrictions, etc...I tried to find my son, who was in the bay area, and told him to get back to his pregnant wife, and get OVER that bridge, since San Francisco was a potential "next target"...I called my nephew who worked in the financial district in San Francisco. I got a call from my mom telling me to, "Get the H--- out of there! You are working in the twin towers, 3 blocks from a building that looks just like the Capital (in DC)! There was chaos everywhere...and by 11 a.m., we were all sent home.
It was eerie...all the trains were packed, not even room to stand...and the streets were empty. At noon. When downtown is usually bustling...
Gotta go to bed....more tomorrow...
Ate well today, walked a couple of miles. Am wheezing but HAD to get some movement in. Day 6 and going strong!