Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A bomb!

No kidding!  Some construction workers found an old bomb buried in the soil near my apartment-- a couple of blocks away to be exact.  I know, what are the chances, right?!  Well, actually, it's quite common for construction workers to find old, un-exploded, WWII bombs here in Japan, especially in Tokyo prefecture.  Remember, the U.S. bombed the crap out of this area back during WWII, and, well, not all of the bombs went boom!  So here we are dealing with them now.  Like, right now!  

Some special folks have been brought in to deal with the bomb, and they intend to blow it up in place around 1 PM today.  My building shouldn't be evacuated but a lot of other buildings nearby will be.  And my local grocery store and post office will also be closed today as we wait for the thing to go boom.

The old bomb was discovered yesterday when construction workers were digging in the ground.  As soon as it was discovered, streets were blocked off and traffic came to a halt.  I had no idea what was going on for about an hour.  At that time, I was trying to pick up Jude from school.  My normal drive to Jude's school is about 7 minutes.  However, yesterday it took about 45 minutes!  I was pissed at first because I had NO IDEA what the hell was going on.  When I later discovered the cause for the road closures, I didn't mind being delayed.  After all, I'd hate to be the one to go boom!

So, today should be a fun filled day as I listen around 1 PM for the bomb to go off.

I just hope all those trying to keep us safe will stay safe, too!  

I know, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disasters and now a freaking bomb!  I can't wait to live a boring life again in America!

I can't make this shit up!

1 comment:

Ronda Saenz said...

Enjoy your exciting life in Japan while you can, because you said it, America is oh so boring!