Monday, December 16, 2013

Fail - November Week 2 - Weekend Roundup

I swear I'll write the rest of the Moab trip up... I swear I will.

In the meantime, I keep thinking of things to write and never get them down because they are little bitty things, so I'm going to try this - a end-of-week sum up of "interesting events"* that occurred.

[Edited to Add:
* or not. This failed immediately... I wrote this the second week in November, and here we are, third week in December - still not written. Let's publish it anyway, shall we?]

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After the hillside caught fire 1.5 miles from our house on Wednesday morning (70°F, 20% humidity, but thank goodness, dead still) resulting in a 10 acre blaze, I started listening to the El Dorado Co. public safety scanner online (via iPhone) as "background noise".

It has been interesting listening, to say the least. Nothing like hearing a constant stream of other people's problems, big and small, to put your own life into perspective.

Some of my favorite incidents from this week:
  • RP [reporting party] says there are 8-10 people going back and forth from Appt. #X to a vehicle. Thinks maybe they are making drug transactions. What makes him suspicious is they are all wearing wigs. [must have been very bad wigs for him to tell, unless they were Ronald McDonald wigs?]
  • RP says her daughter was just in a verbal with the renters in the upstairs appt. and they threatened her. RP says she thinks they're dealing in narcotics. [can you say "grudge"?]
  • RP says he went for a walk and found his stolen property on a neighbour's property. ["oops"]
There were also innumerable deer events - deer V car interface, dead deer in the middle of the road, deer injured by the side of the road, etc. The deer are extremely busy this time of year.

There were also mentions of a cow on the shoulder (never did figure out where) and a pair of horses having fun running up and down hw-20.

More sobering were:
  • A small boy wandered off from his house and his distraught mother spent what can only have been a horrendous 20 minutes before he turned up on a neighbouring street.
  • 15 yr old attempted suicide.
  • People banging on other people's doors, screaming in the night. 
  • And a request to transport a 78-year old, unconscious, man from hospice to a residence "to pass".
A glimpse into other people's lives.

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