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For reasons I can't figure out, I can't e-mail the pictures back to the USA to post today. Thus, no pics today... but I promise pics on Monday. I wanted to show you pics of the CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras that are posted all over London. Every place you look in London you see these security cameras. The cameras are on buses, buildings, lampposts, etc. The authorities want people to know about the cameras — hoping that will discourage at least some criminal behavior.
After the show this morning, we went back to the hotel and packed — by the time you receive this e-mail in your inbox or log on to read it, we will be in the air returning from England. If all goes as planned, Friday night's show will air from Washington, D.C.
We are all admittedly a bit tired, but we will sleep on the plane so that we will be rested by 10 p.m. ET. Doing the show at 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. in London has been fun, but exhausting. We worked all day and then of course worked on the show and waited for the clock to turn 3 a.m. to do our show. The shows ended at 4 a.m. and then we had to make our way back to the hotel — which included looking for a cab at 4a.m.-ish. What was bizarre is getting back to the hotel as the sun is coming up... sort of feels like college.
Yesterday, we ran into FNC's Amy Kellogg. She was doing a live shot at one of the bombsites. We did not have much time to talk, since time seemed to be short... but it was fun just running into her and her crew.
And now this is odd, but absolutely true: Two Brits and two Australians — within 24 hours, in four different places in London and who did not know each other — each mentioned to us that he/she had heard that most Americans don't have passports. Not only did they mention it, but they even had percentages in mind of how many Americans don't have passports. The remarks were originated by the three — we provoked the fourth by talking about passports. We shrugged it off and laughed about it. I guess the rumor is that we Americans don't stray beyond our borders much.
As we were driving around London yesterday between bombsites, I got a call from the States — a very excited caller was on the other end of the phone: Catherine Herridge. She told me that baby Peter had just gotten out of the ICU and now is in a different hospital ward. Catherine was so thrilled to tell me and, needless to say, I was thrilled to get the call. This is a giant step forward. Peter will probably be in this ward for a few weeks.
Now for some e-mails — the first is from Catherine that I received last night after her call:
E-mail No. 1
Greta, I'm glad we reached you today in London. Peter is on the transplant floor now and has polished off two bottles. They were worried he might have trouble eating again, after a month break, but so far so good.
He is spending most of his time trying to sit up and improve his head control. Right now, he looks a bit like one of those bobble (sic) head dolls. When a kid is sick, like he's been, they are behind on many of the early developmental milestones. That said, the doctors told us most kids catch up real quick — the body just knows what to do.
The transition from the ICU was a big one. Peter has a bit of "ICU psychosis." (I head no idea such a thing existed.) It is a fancy term doctors use to describe kids who spend a long time in intensive care. The kids get so used to the constant noise and alarms and the lack of day and night, that when they move to a more peaceful place they are a little agitated. We have tried to calm Peter today with some Wimbledon viewing, which seems to be working (at least my husband is enjoying it).
I can't tell you how grateful we are that he has come this far. Have a safe trip home. We are thinking of you.
Catherine, JD, Jamie and baby Peter
E-mail No. 2
My husband and I enjoyed watching the replay of your flight with the Blue Angels. When your hair fell into your face, we laughed and wondered out loud how long it would be before some "well-meaning" person wrote to suggest that you need a new hairdo.
E-mail No. 3
"Not all Muslims are bad Muslims." Wow, how insightful. And not all Americans are bad Americans and yet Americans kill more of its own CITIZENS by other CITIZENS than any other country... or by TERRORISTS. And, not all employees at FOX are hypocritical MORONS, but... most seem to be.
Greta, you're just another STAR JONES who got lucky and profitable because O.J. Simpson committed murder. No O.J., no Greta; no Star; no Michael Baden and so forth.
Ain't it grand that murder is so profitable. Bet you can't wait for the next monstrous killing. More dollars!
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