On September 11, 2001 I had been unemployed for 2 months. I had gotten in the habit of staying up all night and sleeping all day. I was still sleeping at 11:00 AM when my mom called to tell me about the World Trade Center. She was in tears and I didn’t understand her at first. Once I got to here and realized what had happened I was in complete shock. Then we heard about the other plan at the Pentagon. At the time my step-father was in active duty for the researves in Virgina. I had to keep telling my mom that my step-father was going to be OK. I just remember standing in her room watching CNN while she tried to get through to my step-father. It didn’t really seem real to me, this kind of thing has never really happened in my lifetime that I was aware of, the only other war to have happened in my lifetime was the Gulf War and I was too young to really understand that one. It was like watching a movie, because this can’t really be happening. But it did happen.