i was working away on wednesday night and the phone rings showing the caller id to be a mutual acquaintance of the cap'n and shar. i knew before answering that it was not going to be good - as the main reason we exchanged phone numbers was 'in case of emergency.'
he asks if i have heard from shar - i told him i left a voicemail tuesday, but had not heard back. i asked if the cap'n may have had appointments or maybe they were gambling. he drops the bomb that no, none of that because he just left there around 2:10 in the afternoon and then around 4:30 he got a call from the cleaning lady something about the cap'n and shar's house burned down!
robert also wants to confirm shar's cell phone number - which he had correct. he then says he is unable to get an answer on it.
the cold chill and internal shaking begins.
i told him i have a couple other numbers of friends over there that may have some info and as soon as i know anything, i'd call him back.
my first call to a friend went to voicemail. the second call i got an answer and received the news that yes indeed, their house did burn, but ...
the cap'n, shar, and the two dogs are safe.
let the rebuilding begin.