The last two years have been a rough time for John Buchanan.
Buchanan and his wife moved here from Ohio a few years ago. He is a furniture maker and restorer and they were looking for a place to semi-retire. They loved the mountains, they loved Virginia and settled in the Bedford area.
Then, in 2010, his wife died. He was still trying to adjust to that when his daughter, Jessica, was kidnapped by Somali pirates in October, 2011.