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Saturday, November 18, 2006

The intermittent sound of fwunk fwunk fwunk

We were awakened at 4:55 this morning to the sound of a huge military helicopter hovering overhead. The blades sounded like they were moving in super slow motion. Low and deep. Fwunk. Long pause. Fwunk. Long pause. Fwunk.

Were they on a training exercise? Over a mostly residential neighborhood? In the middle of Illinois? That is dangerous. Or, was it something else, the likes of which I can only imagine. Or, something unimaginable, perhaps.

I didn't go outside, though. Not because I was afraid there might be a floodlight shone in my face and a bullhorn instructing me to, "get back in your home." No. I was just too tired and went right back to sleep.

Posted by Marie at November 18, 2006 2:32 PM