Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Take Cover!

Well we had a pretty exciting night yesterday.  Severe weather was running rampant around these parts.  I managed to make it home before it got to the house.  Did my chores and got into the house.  Weatherman said we were in a tornado warning.  I wasn't real worried at that time.  I was watching the cattle.  They were grazing. Since they didn't seem to upset, I figured we were going to miss it.

A little bit later, the weatherman said the storm looked to be producing a tornado not far away from us.  He actually circled an area that included where we live.  So, of course, I go outside with my camera to watch the clouds.  The husband called me to see what was going on.  There was a reported tornado near his work too.  They were taking cover in a vault.  I told him nothing was going on here, not even rain.



The swirling clouds passed over us.  I went back in the house and the power went out.  Great!  But I didn't think much of it.  I had Mike, my awesome IPhone.  I noticed there was another storm building up and headed this way.  This one seemed to be a little worse.  The news on my Facebook was saying tornado sirens were going off.  Everyone needed to take shelter in nearby towns.  And yes, it was coming this way!  Okay, I'll keep a close eye on the posts.  Well, Mike decided to take a nap.  A long, I'm dead, kinda nap!

Fortunately, I had my work phone charged (which I tend not to do!).  I got back on Facebook.  The husband called me again.  He was back in the vault.  I was waiting for the storm to hit.  Sure enough, it HIT!  First it was the lightning.  I was most worried about that.  It is so dry around here.  I did not want a fire.  Then the rain and hail.  Penelope and Diesel came in the house.  Lucky was hiding and I couldn't get him in for the life of me.  We hung out in the floor of the living room waiting for the storm to pass.  Of course, it's pitch black but I did manage to find our good flashlight.  Within about 30 minutes, the storm passed and the house was still standing.  Yea us!

I was prepared though.  I made a conscious decision to keep my bra on until after the storms passed.  I didn't want everything to get blown away and be bra-less on TV when they came to interview me.  Priorities people!

18 comments:

Mikey said...

Lol, you've had one heck of a week!! I'd be SOO scared. I'm glad you're all ok. Be safe out there!

fernvalley01 said...

Holy smokes!! Funny you though , a girls gotta have clean undies and her bra on

Merri said...

gawd, i'd've been terrified. i've always been afraid of tornadoes ever since I watched the Wizard of Oz when I was little. glad they missed you!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Phew! Glad you guys are okay! I think I'd have been hiding under the bed curled up in the fetal position!

LindaG said...

I'm glad you're all okay and you can joke about it!
We have a cat that doesn't like thunder. She hides under our bed. :)

Lots of bad weather. I'm glad the worst missed you. ♥

Samantha said...

Scary, scary weather over so much of the US yesterday..yikes! So glad you're ok!
Our local weatherman casually mentioned the storms could produce tornadoes here in northern WV. That is NOT a casual mention, fella!

Dawson Cattle Company said...

Too funny! Glad everyone is okay. We had bad storms last night and all I could think about was the animals not getting hurt or the lights going out and our 2 ducks, 32 chicks getting cold. weird i know. take care!

lisa said...

No don't get caught without the bra! We also had tornado warnings all morning! Not surprising when we get 78 degree weather in the middle of April!

Shirley said...

Ominous looking clouds and that tell tale green color. Glad you didn't get hit with the worst of it. I"d be worried sick about my animals in a tornado; how do you protect horses or cattle?
You cracked me up with the bra comment.

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Janet Phillips said...

hahaha...your right you have to have your priorities!!! I'm glad you are al safe!! we have had a few nasty storms rool through over this direction too and boy do I hate cause it means I will have a lot more sticks to pick up when I mow the yard!

Nicole said...

I'm so glad you're safe and you and the bra-less part on tv... hahahahahah!

I would have been panicking by myself!

Linda said...

Priorities is right! LMAO! Glad y'all are ok!

Reddirt Woman said...

You know you were raised in Texas or Oklahoma when the weatherman says tornado and you go outside to look for it. I love that you are able get a feel about what's going on with the weather by looking out at the cattle, too. So many folks don't realize that our critters are pretty darn good weather predictors.

And the priorities... right on!

Helen

small farm girl said...

I am so glad your are safe. But, I agree with you, the people that they interview are ALWAYS the ones with no bra or no teeth. LOL

Dewey High Class of 1971 said...

I loved it Kit, laughing, because I always want my bra on too when we are having a storm, along with panties, shoes, etc. but never thought about it for the interview! lol I am glad we all were lucky, too bad for those other folks.

Gail said...

Glad you're safe and doubly glad you know what is important!

Lil Mama said...

Yikes! Glad you didn't end up in Oz. (I hear their internet service sucks)