April 13, 2015
Today started like any other day. Any other Monday. Slow and tired, begging to go back to sleep.
Today I left pretty much on time but took my time getting to work. I just wasn’t in a hurry even though I knew I would be a couple minutes late.
Today I pulled in the driveway like any other work day. Grabbed my bag out of the car. Locked the doors and made my short walk to the building.
Today I greeted my co-workers, asked briefly about their weekends, and unlocked my office door. Plugged in my computer and completed a couple habitual tasks before sitting down to begin my day. At 8:07 a.m. I texted my husband to let him know that I was safe at work. About 8:10 I called my supervisor to respond to her voicemail.
Then we heard the tones from the PA system. It sounded like someone was trying to speak on the system but we could not tell what they were saying. We both commented how odd it was that they were going off when we had no notice of a test. We hung up and I checked my phone for the text message that I thought was my husband. Continue reading