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!
Revisiting an honorable mention
5 months ago