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Day 222, Part 1: 'morning

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I've gotten a few messages from people regarding the riots, where we are, etc.

We're good, safe 'n' sound. Our little village is kind of out of the way, off the beaten track, and nothing violent or scary is happening here, thank God.

We are about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, tho, and what we're hearing from city centers is horrifying. There is some information on the newscasts, but we have a number of friends in both places, and the news from them is worrying.

Himself's older son lives in Manchester, and we think he's coming here today to spend a few nights. None of us is keen on him leaving his apartment untended, but better his life than his belongings. He will have to travel back toward the city for his job, but his employer is on the outskirts and everything there has been quiet, so that should be okay.

I appreciate you taking the time to ask and express your concerns: I'm not sure what you're seeing on American broadcasts, but from here, it 'feels' pretty bad. Not locally, but certainly nationally - the tenor of the moment is anxious, tense, stressed.

We won't be taking a wander today after all, cities, towns, rural countryside, or anywhere else. Right now, no travel seems safer than travel, and with at least one of the kids poised to come by, we'll just sit tight.

Please keep the UK in your thoughts and prayers - there are a lot of people in rough shape this morning, and things may get worse before they get better.
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  • WINE4GIRL
    Fabulous picture at the end. You know where I am with this one! Finally heard from them, but only a one liner. Praying for you and the rest.
    3493 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9922996
    So sorry to hear about what is happening in the UK; it must be horrifying to witness this kind of spontaneous destruction. I keep looking on the news to see places I am familiar with from when I lived in central London and it looks surreal but it is all too real. I am glad you and your family are safe and I hope you continue so.

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    3496 days ago
  • MRSWORLDLYACCT
    Glad to here you are alright. Sorry this has spread from London, and that we have worn out your police force. Its all senseless and counterproductive. Hoping it ends soon.
    3496 days ago
  • LECATES
    Such a shame---and they are saying that with the use of cell phones, more people are taking part in it---just senseless violence----definitely smarter for his son to come to your house to stay.
    3496 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    I have been thinking of my UK friends as the news stories come across. So glad you are safe... keeping you and everyone over there in my thoughts and prayers.
    3496 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Oh Kadsey, we hear a lot about the riots and the looting there--and I live in ""the bush""---- CBC news covers it pretty well! I'm happy to hear that you are safe! Stay safe!! Hope they can stop it all soon!---Good luck at the DRS to-day---- You are my ""Spark Idol""--Lynda --from the bush in Northern Canada emoticon
    3496 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    We have ahd extensive coverage on Tv for the last couple of nights...it is horrifying....

    you will certainly be in my prayers and also the UK in general.....something has gone terribly wrong.....
    But then the world has gone terribly wrong....

    Prayers & Hugs
    3496 days ago
  • DTOWNSEND1966
    I'm still shocked that it's happening. We're good here in the south for the moment. Keep your fingers crossed that we remain that way...

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    3496 days ago
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