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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Whew!

Yep..it's a whew!!!  Bob & I were just sitting watching the Tigers on TV last night when our neighbor, Randy, called a little after 9 p.m. telling us about a tornado warning!  We were just oblivious!  Thank goodness Randy called.  We quickly turned on the local TV news/weather to see the terrible storms and potential tornado's that were headed our way.  Turned out we had a total of 7 tornado's land.  One was within 2 miles of the house and I feel so bad for the young couple.  They just moved into their house 2-3 weeks ago but all made it out safely, which is important.
Bob and I headed to the basement along with Gracie (in her crate) and Kalee with our radio's, phones, Ipod and lights.  We stayed down there until close to 11 p.m. (and we did finish watching the Tigers!).  Power is out in the surrounding area and we are expecting some more possible storms later this evening.  No tornado's that I know of at the moment.
I didn't go down to the kids today and instead stayed home and did some laundry and cleaning...also some sewing to try and finish up Out of Asia.  It's really hot and humid out so Kalee may only have one walk today (we went out about 8:30 a.m. for a 3/4 mile walk).  Clouds are rolling in and it's getting dark again!!   Guess we'll make sure to watch a local channel on and off!

5 comments:

Roberta said...

Oh I am so glad you are OK. This weather has been nuts! 45 degrees one day and 90 the next. No wonder the tornadoes are all over the place!

Mary Stori said...

Oh my gosh...how very scary. In all my years living in the midwest....we've only had to head to our basement about 6 times. I was however driving in flat land IL heading to a teaching gig when I encountered severe storms and had no where to go. I actually saw my one and only tornado....off to one side of my vehicle...but it was quite a distance away....and it came and went so quickly, I hardly had time to get horribly scared......

Glad you folks are okay...

Nancy said...

Scary! I saw the weather report on the wide area in which severe storms were likely. Stay safe.

Createology said...

Thankfully you are safe from the tornadoes. I cannot even imagine what it must be like. I will stay here in California where we have earthquakes...just last week a 5.7 that went on for quite a while. Stay safe and definitely keep an ear to your local news/weather station...

Lynn Cohen said...

How scary, given the destruction we've been seeing in Oklahoma! ( on the TV. I'm in California )