Thursday, May 26, 2011

last night

There were big storms in the area for the second evening in a row. The sky looked like this:

photo taken by my cousin

So after watching the weather reports and hearing them say the name of our town twice... I did what any good mom would do. I put some emergency supplies in the bathroom (our house doesn't have a basement - so this is where we'd go).

taken just before adding the laptop to the stack

I made Nick put shoes on and briefly considered grabbing our birth certificates and marriage license and stuff like that. Which reminds me, I need to put all those important documents in one place. Possibly even a safety deposit box at the bank. Overboard? Maybe, I guess... but if we had been huddled in our bathroom we'd have been glad to have that Gatorade and hand-crank flashlight.

Even better, we're supposed to be in for it again tonight. Currently:

Sigh. I think I dislike rain even more than snow at this point.

Anyhow, we are all still here, after much bullshit weather and even more bullshit medical problems in the family. I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who's been keeping us in your prayers! I love you all.

Be back again soon...


  1. We keep a copy of all of our important paperwork in a safe deposit box at the bank. Tornados, fires, massive thefts... all reasons that you'd not want your only copy to be at home!

  2. oh man that first pic is super scary with that black sky! i'm always so paranoid that we're gonna get hit with a tornado... no basement here either and i'm on the top floor! :(
    i hope things clear up weather wise and health wise soon!!

  3. Holy crap those are some storms. We bought a little safe and our crap is all in there. Granted it's in our room, least I don't think it'd burn (God forbid).

    Still praying for yall.

  4. I didn't realize you got such strong weather in that neck of the woods. Stopping by from the blog hoop.

  5. Well, that looked scary! Hope you are all okay.

  6. The weather has been crazy in your neck of the woods for weeks now. Yikes. I hope it is starting to look more like summer.

  7. Are you in Florida? I'm in Texas and we get weather like that! Crazy, especially coming from California- I have never seen anything like it! Even crazier- they don't build basements or storm cellars when i asked a realtor why no houses have basements if tornado's come through this start often and he had no answer for me, I don't get it so I guess we'll be hanging out in our bathtub also when a tornado hits!

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  8. I grew up in Uniontown, OH and Oh! How I remember those skies. When I was little it seemed so scary and exciting. I had no idea, as most kids don't, how much destruction those storms can bring.


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