WhyDaddy is okay. As it turns out, he was on the platform at Fort Totten waiting for the train that crashed into another train today on the D.C. Metro red line. He and hundreds of others were standing on the platform, cursing the delay, when sirens began to wail throughout the station, over and over, with no announcements over the P.A. Finally, a Metro employee walked upstairs and told them that the station was closed. There would be no more trains today. Walk outside and take a shuttle bus.
So he did. He took an unmarked shuttle bus to the next station. And then the next station. And then he got out and walked and found a place to wait for us. We picked him up, as M picked up his mother-in-law and thousands of others went to go pick up their loved ones, worried, stressed, and fighting unusually heavy traffic …
… but grateful that our loved ones are alive and here with us again.
My heart goes out to the two four six families who have lost loved ones today, and the 70 that are being treated for injuries of varying severity. It’s been a scary afternoon here in D.C.