Hokey smokes I thought it was going to be an epic 13th. Started out with Blogger down, of course. Couldn't post and couldn't read..... I almost started to hyperventilate. It's a dang good thing I have lots of books as backup entertainment sources.
Got in to work and the first thing I hear was that there was a stabbing this morning on B-yard. Inmate on inmate. No staff involved, fortunately. Only minor injuries. They were still looking for the perpetrator(s).
From the way I heard the story I'm almost willing to think that he did it to himself to try and get somebody else locked up. It wouldn't be the first time.
We were all standing outside central, having gotten there early when they suddenly came over the radio and closed the yards. As we stood there wondering why they closed, the tornado sirens started going off. I rolled my eyes at Sgt Uncle Buck and said "Oh snap, here we go!"
Fortunately there was no tornado. The storm passed over pretty quickly but they never reopened the yards. Just left them locked down until after count time. So we got an hour and a half or so of slack time to just hang out at dining and wait for count to clear. That was nice.
The skies were still looking a little menacing and the Fireman said "Just you wait. As soon as they call mainline, it will start raining. It never fails."
Sure enough. Just as soon as count cleared and they called mainline so we had to go out on the yard to watch the movements, it started raining.
It rained all through chow and off and on until after we left for the evening. I kept watching the sky. One layer of clouds was going one way and another layer was going another. Never a good sign. But we lucked out.
Friday the 13th started with a bang and ended with a soggy whimper. I'm not complaining. I got wet, but I made it out in one piece and that's all that counts.
So Saturday will be National Dance Like A Chicken Day, International Migratory Bird Day, National Letter Carrier Food Drive Day, Underground America Day and Stay Up All Night Day.
Stay Up All Night Day. That makes no sense whatsoever. Grammatically, anyway.
Sunday will be National Chocolate Chip Day (Yum!), International Day Of Families, Nylon Stockings Day (hmmmm...), Pizza Party Day and Armed Forces Day.
And Monday will be Wear Purple For Peace Day, Biographers Day, National Sea Monkey Day and Victoria Day.
And I'm calling it a day before Blogger goes down again. Nite!
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