Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Our aiport....

When I got to work, I heard from our Facilities Manager that a Skywest pilot had broke into our airport, got a plane and tried to crash through the airport building.  Instead he clipped a wing and took out some of the airport building and ended up in the parking lot, where he proceeded to  blow his head off.  All I could think was HOLY COW, that poor man, how disturbed and distraught he must've been.  Then I heard that he had murdered his girlfriend before he did what he did.  THEN, I'm looking at the news, and there it is on NBC.  Whew!  I knew the FBI and other law enforcement were out there, but I had no idea we made the news.  The custodian in charge of keeping the airport clean and in working order was walking through our building as usual, and he stopped to talk to me.  He said that the whole thing made him think.  He said, "you know, you think you have problems till you see something like this, then you realize your problems aren't so bad."  He was clearly shaken by the whole thing.  So was our Facilities Manager.  He usually teases me all day, unmercifully by the way, but today he was grouchy and hard to find.  It was a tough day. 

On a more cheerful note I am bringing you a short video of Tiah running after her toy she loves me to throw for her....

video

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

1st, tiah is SUCH a beautiful girl! so athletic and sleek - and that tail! greyhound, rhodesian ridgeback, who knows?!

2nd, i almost asked you about St George airport when we emailed earlier. YIKES! saw it on msn.com first, then NBC nightly news. could have been so much worse...

Maple Lane said...

What a tragedy.

Tiah's video is precious. I still am amazed at her long legs!

Jill said...

How sad and tragic!

I love those closeups of Tiah. Such a beauty!

Beth said...

wow, i heard about this on the news. so scary. ):

Rose said...

Just cannot imagine that happening!! I would think everyone would be in a strange mood for a little while at least.

I so wish Tiah and Otto could get together...bet they would have a blast. The way she is doing with her toy is how he does...

Terri Buster said...

Such a tragedy!
Boy Tiah is sure growing!

Madge Bloom said...

I heard that on the news last night... two tragedies... so sorry you had to be so close to it...

EG CameraGirl said...

What a sad story! It's hard to understand what makes people do what they do sometimes.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a tragic story! I'm glad he wasn't flying when he decided to do something drastic! So sad.

I knew Tiah could cover a lot of ground with those long legs of hers! She's so pretty.

Debbie said...

ooooohhhhh tiah is hysterical!! and that tongue, i could not stop laughing!!

boy did she get big (um, nice legs girl) she is beautiful!!

Tricia Hays said...

She's a beauty! Love the 'ok, I guess I'll sit, now, since she's asking so nicely & has the toy!' too cute! heheheee

terrible news bout the pilot... i'm so sorry, God bless his family & his girlfriend's family... I can't imagine the pain they're dealing w/! awful

Jeanne said...

Wow so that is amazing that airplane thing was where you are! Thankfully no one else was hurt at the airport. Tiah really has running with those long legs down pat!