And on the return from Blackwater
Before returning, I head to DC for a business matter, and stay in a three story motel in Arlington VA. Tuesday morning I'm awakened by a lot of engines running outside, sound of people walking around and talking. At first I thought it was construction ... but in a hotel at 6 AM? So I open my door and see this. (Click on the image for a bigger one).
Firemen said some guy on the third floor (one above me) had flipped out and set fire to his bed. They contained it and saw no need to evacuate everyone. The hotel is concrete, and with open halls and steps it's one gigantic fire escape anyway. After a morning of shoot houses, it took more than this to wake me up, so I went down for some coffee.