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Keeping those Ruby Slippers handy?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

To start, I successfully made it to my Endocrinologist appointment! Barely made it home in time for the TN Tornado Show! The next 12 hours were rift with bulitines, reports of damages, approaching storms, and lucky us. The Hubby made it through on town in time for the Tornado Sirens and got away and home safely in time for our Sirens too. The rain caused flash flooding and the straight line winds took my Wrought Iron Patio Set (all chairs and umbrella) on a ride! The Ever-Ready had already started to "look" intensely at the back door to the patio, and I'd already tried to get him with the DH (who was as usual ignoring the warnings and hanging out the front door) into the Laundry Room with the other and myself; to no avail. When ER started to really "attack" the back door! Opting to take a look since there was a bit of lull in the roaring sound outside, I opened it to have ER push past and run out. It took a minute to register that all that heavy furniture was GONE? ER quickly notified us of its whereabouts- just about 200 ft. in the adjoining neighbors fence. All undamaged, but the storm quickly moved back over us. Back into the house and more waiting and watching. We finally caved and opted for bed when the Warnings were reduced to Severe Thunderstorms around 2 AM. I think thats how I "re-lost" the 2 lbs. I was so busy monitoring the weather, cooking (yes, DH must eat on time), and finally in a burst of nervous energy- did jumping jacks and lunges for 10 min. in 2 sessions for a total of 20 minutes! I felt the burn the next day=(

I'm going to have to quickly close now- more TN Tornado Season due tonight and tomorrow, and my connection hasn't been the best with the damages and outages around us. Thankfully, no one was killed or hurt in our area. But a lot of folks are needing repairs, including our Navy Base and some Schools. Take care Sparky's and always keep your shoes on or handy when these types of storms cross your path. Hopefully, I won't need to do the taping part that Dorothy did. I'm staying close to home!
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    One of our sheds blew over on it's back and the neighbors tree came down. But it wss not damaged.
    2032 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    Tornados are pure energy that result in destruction. I am glad there was no loss of life. the damage is inconvenient and costly, but at least you and your loved ones are all okay. Stay safe and be careful as this season opens up wide for you.

    Gentle hugs,
    2035 days ago
    Nothing like a fierce storm to let us mere mortals know that Mother Nature still packs a punch!

    Glad to hear the patio stuff wound up in the neighbors fence and not thru your back door into you house. Yeesh. Hairraising!

    : )
    2037 days ago
    Scary stuff! Stay safe...
    2038 days ago
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