9/11/01 - I was sitting on the couch watching The Today Show like I did every day. The phone rang just as they were reporting that the first tower had been hit "accidentally" by a plane. It was my friend Polly. She was calling to see if I was going to the PAT Playgroup that morning at 10am. I told her to turn it to channel 7 to see the building that had been hit. As we were talking we both saw the second plane hit the second tower! We both said "Oh my god, what just happened". We stayed on the phone, talking about what was happening while watching the live coverage. We were still on the phone when the first of the two towers fell. Then the second fell then we got off the phone so that we could go to playgroup. We met there and everyone was talking about what was happening. By the time we left playgroup I realized how serious this whole thing was. I called my husband, who works very close to the court houses and Capitol Building, to make sure he was okay. They were all in the conference room watching the news coverage. He didn't seem as worried as I was. Later that night I realized it was because they all went back to work and didn't watch all the coverage that I did. I told Tyler , who was 2, that I couldn't play today because I had to watch TV. I couldn't keep my eyes off of it. As I was watching I saw them rescue a deeply buried ambulance that had 3 people in it. I thought that was the beginning of a lot of rescues, I was wrong. I went to bed that night and couldn't sleep. I had several nightmares and ended up getting up and watching CNN for the rest of the night. I was in shock. I knew one thing though, this was a day that Tyler was going to end up learning about in History class.
What were you doing 10 years ago?