Holy shit.

Posted by Nate in Day to Day.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 10:45 pm

Karen doesn’t think I should swear on the blog.  I think there are some situations where there is no other way to start a post — this is one of those situations.

5:59 – Sierra (Nate’s sister) crosses the Mississippi river on the I-35-W bridge.
6:05 – the bridge collapses.

803-m1332508standaloneprod_affiliate2.JPGWe never watch TV, but we’ve been glued to it tonight, watching the scene unfold.  This is one of those "should never happen" situations – the bridge had passed all recent inspections, we’ve all driven over it in the last few days.  Now they’re inspecting the rest of the bridges, but to what end?  This seems so random, so unpredictable, so outside the realm of "predictable" — what’s the point?  Should we stay off all the bridges?  Should we stay in our house forever?  Or should we take appropriate precautions, wear our helmets on our bikes, seatbelts in our car, and just do the best we can?

I do know that tonight I’m thankful for all the phonecalls and concern.  We’re fine, and everyone we know seems to be safe.  Karen sent an email that hopefully covered everyone who doesn’t read the blog so they’ll know we’re ok.

Much, much love to you all.

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4 Responses to “Holy shit.”

  1. freddie Says:

    holy shit is right! glad to hear you’re all okay. we’ll see you tomorrow.

  2. Brent Says:

    Somewhat similar story from my friend Ben, only he decided at the last second not to take 35W north and instead got on 94. If he had he would have been on the bridge at around 6:05. The entire thing is insane.

  3. Mary Jo Says:

    I agree with you on this one–and I’m proud of you for the choice of swear words as I’m sure there were other ones you would have like to have used. So glad to hear that you all were OK and that all your friends were too.

  4. Troy Says:

    So grateful!