Monday, 23 July 2012
Doesn't this seem like a broken record? I'm here for a few days and then I'm gone for a few. Well I can't remember when I was last on a computer, probably Thursday, which means I had a long and busy weekend.
If you don't keep up with Western Wisconsin news and I don't know why you shouldn't since this is called God's Country and has one of the highest concentrations of Amish outside of Pennsylvania, then you'd know about these escaped prisoners. Sometime on Tuesday night or early Wednesday they walked away from a minimum security prison that transitions prisoners to release. One of the guys had a month left and the other had about 6 months left. Anyway they walked away and broke into a house, stole some guns, and stole a car and hightailed it out of there. The next day they are spotted in a town about a half hour north from where I live and they lead police on a high speed chase through a residential district and they end up escaping. Then they bring in FBI to look for these guys. Then the prisoners steal a car, a Chrysler Concorde just like one I used to own, from a farm 15 t0 20 minutes from me. The kid was stupid enough to leave his car outside and with the keys in the ignition. Anyway that was Thursday morning and they couldn't find them all of Thursday so they figure these two have left the area and quite possibly the state. Well I go out Friday morning for a doctor's appointment in the town about an hour or so northwest of me. After the appointment I'm feeling really hungry so my dad takes me to the Burger King a few blocks from the hospital. I can't drive because they usually take out so much blood that it leaves me loopy. Anyway I'm getting ready to order my meal and my cellphone goes off. Normally my mom won't be bothered to use her cellphone and to call my cell it scared me so I answered. People spotted these prisoners at a Dollar General about 4 blocks from my house and then at a gas station a block from my house. They just drove in a straight line from one point to the other and passed by my house in the process. Now the rumor is and I've heard this from a few people that these two were spotted looking at an SUV parked outside a house across from the library. That was my vehicle. My mom went on to say that they put her hospital on lockdown and the police were chasing these guys all over town. They figure they were here because the one guy has family in the area. Well they weren't caught and they are still at large. Oh and on the way home I discovered an Amish bulk food store. I was pretty impressed with their stock and prices. I bought a 1lb bag of bacon bits for $2. If I bought that much at the store with the cheapest they have I'd spend $6. I also got a bunch of candy and soup mixes. I'm set.
Saturday I had to catch up on work around the house and then I get a phone call from my aunt asking if I could accompany her and my mom to a country grocery store. So they pick me up around 11:30 and we go out. Well my aunt is one of these people that just like to take random roads to see where they go. It took us about an hour to get there when it would take me about 25 minutes. I bought a case of cans of sweet tea. They are the tall cans and there are 24 cans in the case all for $1. I also got a bunch of gatorade for cheap. Well we didn't see the prisoners out in the country which I sort of expected because both of those guys are former military. We go to a McDonald's for a lunch and the first thing I notice are two guys matching the description of the prisoners. Well it wasn't them because even though their faces looked like the guys they were much too short. Both were over 6ft tall and these guys were lucky to be 5'6". Then I get home and crash.
My Sunday was fun because my church had our annual picnic. We have it at a park next to the lake so when the pastor preaches he stands at one end of a shelter and we look out at the lake. It's fun listening to him and watching the hawks circle above the lake waiting for the fish to jump. Then after the service and meal I came home and napped and then decided against hopping on the internet because I figured that everyone is going to be debating gun control. I own four guns. Even my cats own guns. I guess that makes me a horrible gun nut who is going to shoot you because I own guns.
My own opinion is that we don't have enough gun ownership but then I live in a little town where prisoners run loose. I'll just say I have my guns loaded and ready in case someone tries to break into my house. Once they catch them I'll unload them and put them back. But then I'm a country bumpkin in a fly-over state so I don't know nothing about anything other than corn husking and cow milking.
(Lua when she was healthy and could carry a gun. She's still on the mend.)
Oh and this morning I was out watering my lawn and the police pulled up to watch the gas station. Then this nerdy looking couple pull up and asking me how to get to an Amish settlement. I told them to turn around and head down by the Lutheran church and take a right and follow that road until they get to the place where the trees are starting to change. Then they asked if there was any wifi in the area because apparently they needed to trust mapquest instead of my directions. I took one look at their license plates and knew they wouldn't survive my directions...TARDI5...damn city slicker time travelers.