Monday, December 08, 2008

Safe in University City

Since some of you know where I live, I thought I'd let you know I'm not near where the F-18 went down today. I live a mile southwest from the crash site. Seems the pilot couldn't hold it together long enough on his dash to get back to base but he did manage to miss University City High School. The news reports he ejected and was taken to the hospital. No reports yet if anyone was in the houses that burned. I pray no one was home!

I did hear the jet come in low, it's engine sputtered a few times and then blew out. That immediate silence was erie; living near Miramar Air Station I know jets never go silent like that.

Anyway, the dog, cats, stash, The Photographer and I are safe. And, yes, I am counting my blessings!


Wendy said...

Ack! Glad to hear it--your post was the first I heard of it, I haven't checked the news today. Yikes. Glad he's okay, and whoa, that you heard it happening.

Sheena said...

So glad you were "missed by a mile" but that is too close for comfort.