Last night when I heard the earthquake hit, I was AMAZED! 7.0??? And right near their location??? WOW!! Then we started getting these horrible reports. Not cool. But I was still like well, hopefully they're all right and shooting and they'll be able to get out in a reasonable amount of time (I was assuming the airport was at least temporarily closed). I also figured things were crazy and we'd hear from them by morning.
I had an early shoot for my own film which meant I was up at 7:15 (yuck). Still no news. Okay. It's really early, I know phone lines are down, who knows what kind of generators they do or do not have where they are? But by the time we got out at 10, still no word. I did some research for 2 hours. Still no word. I'm checking facebook and one of my friend's sister (who I'd met when she came down last year) friended me and was asking to be kept in the loop if we hear anything. By this point I'm feeling more than a little bit uneasy. I call her when we get a (meager) update that they're still trying to get in contact but thankfully all the buildings they were likely to be in were one story. She'd heard already but just hearing her sounded a bit shaky made me feel shaky. So the nap I planned became a lot harder. I called Rashan and chattered away, tried to go to sleep, then called my mom to pray. We prayed, I laid there thinking, then slept for about 45 minutes before I had to get up for the class I assist.
When I got there it was a bit odd because the professor I assist gave me a worried look and asked how I was and I was still a bit shaky but I kept it together. We had class and I was glad I had gone because it took my mind off of the lack of information. I had texted my classmates earlier to make sure they would call or text me if they got any word. Still nothing. But at this point, I decided no news was good news. Then a few minutes ago I saw the statement from the university president about them still being unaccounted for... It seriously underscored the gravity of the situation (again). I had to de-Haiti-fy my tv for now. No news shows. At least until I can get some info about my friends. Right now I'm about to kick myself off of the internet for a while so I can stop making myself crazy by constantly checking for updates.
****UPDATE****THEY FOUND THEM AND THEY'RE ALIVE AND WELL!!! STUCK IN HAITI BUT OKAY!!