Sunday November 04th 2012, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

My older daughter has the right roommate: she was driving and told Sam, How cute! Look, there’s a sheep!

And she too has the right roommate: What I see, answered Sam, is unsecured hay bales.

Her roommate slowed down in response, which is why when one of those bales was suddenly coming at them on the freeway they weren’t hurt–but the driver of the pickup took off. They did call in his license plate.

They had to pick hay out of the car but they were okay and it was too.

Thank goodness. *blink* Live by the sheep, drive-by by the sheep.

The NYC marathon continued on too today, unofficial or no,  and so, some athletes decided a vertical run was the way to go–who else could go up and down as many flights of stairs to tend to the stricken? Some of the runners carried backpacks full of supplies to Staten Island, one of the places hit hardest. They were warned that they would see things they had never seen before and that not all the dead had been found yet. The needs they would encounter were so great.

Well, they could do what they could do and so they did it. Flashlights. Blankets. Clothing. Ignoring the crank honking at them, yelling, Don’t you know the race was cancelled? Oh, but sir, if you only knew….

I would think the whole world wished they could be doing what those runners were doing. I say they totally placed first and first things first.

Update Monday: here’s an even better article about the runners.

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Comment by Marian 11.05.12 @ 1:07 am

Bravo to the selfless runners, and to your daughter and her roommate. I’m glad they’re safe… and aware!

Comment by Channon 11.05.12 @ 7:55 am

If more people were like your daughter and her room mate (and all those other runners),the world would be a better place.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.05.12 @ 9:49 am

isn’t it amazing what happens when people listen to their own better angels — together we can all make a difference!

Comment by Bev 11.05.12 @ 9:57 am

Wow! So glad the girls were paying attention. And to the runners and their huge hearts….go! Go! Go! Hooray for all of them! Sometimes the “little” efforts are the biggest.

Comment by DebbieR 11.05.12 @ 10:26 am

I heard a report of Meals on Wheels clients located in high rise buildings without power in Manhattan. When volunteers delivered food it was the marathon runners who could reach the 25th floor with the least difficulty.

In the radio report I heard, next customer was on the 15th floor. Go, runners!

Comment by RobinM 11.05.12 @ 10:27 am

Go Runners!!! Way to turn a situation that had many angered into a beautiful thing.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.06.12 @ 11:33 am

So glad the hay bale didn’t cause undoable damage, and so impressed that the runners undid their disappointment at no marathon by undoing damage to others.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.07.12 @ 4:29 pm

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