Friday, February 8, 2013

Interesting events

Well, hmmm: here we are, right in the middle of a manhunt!  You may have heard about this on the news -- cop killer, burned out truck, etc -- and yes, that's us up here in Big Bear!  Very surreal, because we are literally 50+ miles from civilization, buffered by uninhabited national forest, and are usually insulated from current events in the real world.  But small world from the other perspective: what are the odds of you knowing a blogger who's right where this event is happening?

So we watched the smoke rising from the burning truck down at the end of our road yesterday (about a mile away), and all the helicopters circling until dark.  Police cars spent the night patrolling up and down the road with searchlights, and now we're socked in with a major winter storm, so the search tactics have changed this morning.  Not sure where things go from here, because at this point they don't even know if the fugitive is still up here or not.

Anyway, we're fine, and are somewhat entertained by all this commotion in a place that's normally totally quiet and boring!

SBD Sun article Friday morning

Grizzly article local news

San BD Sun article Friday afternoon

You just have to wonder, in any of these weird horrifying cases of violence and mayhem that we hear more and more about these days, just what is going on in that person's mind.

It's snowing so hard we can hardly see across the road ...

Here's something more normal and reassuring: I finished the binding on this comfort quilt, made from a set of 30s swap blocks.