Across the street, there were lights on two large vehicles. Pulling the curtains aside revealed that one is a fire truck and one, an ambulance. We said a prayer for our across-the-street neighbor, but about ten minutes ago, they brought out someone on a stretcher and put him (her?) into the ambulance. The ambulance has not moved, and Travel Man said that he was pretty sure it was someone covered head-to-toe.
Still no sign of the ambulance going anywhere, and there is also no activity near the fire truck.
So, say a prayer for whoever that was. I only met the older couple in that house once, though they were nice enough. Mostly, they just keep to themselves.
OH! As I typed the last sentence, the ambulance turned on its lights and drove away. Maybe - just maybe - that someone on the stretcher was just bundled very well against the cold morning. The fire truck also just pulled away.
Dark and quiet out there again.