We had some excitement yesterday. My husband called from work and told me that a tornado had touched down in Arlington and that it was predicted to be in our area in fifteen minutes. Now there was a day when I would have not worried about it, but with tornadoes wreaking havoc and destruction all over the country and with a house full of my most treasured kiddos, I flew into high gear. In ten minutes I had thrown enough stuff out of our hall closet under the stairs that we would all fit. I told the kids to grab their pillows and one toy, grabbed my phone, laptop, and camera and we all hunkered down.
As we sat there the light flickered off and the internet went down on my laptop. I could hear the tornado sirens. Then came the loud pounding on the roof. I tried to call my husband, but the phone didn’t work. We prayed, and we waited. And then it stopped. All was still. I could still hear the sirens so I told the kids to stay put as I ventured out of the closet to look around. A few minutes later the sirens stopped and my reluctant kids came out of our hide out.
A Ritz cracker was the fastest thing I could find for perspective. I told my husband on the phone afterward that we had golf ball size hail. He said, “Uh huh.” I put this one in the freezer to show him when he got home. He couldn’t believe it! Now why wouldn’t he have believed me? I don’t exaggerate do I?
The clan is looking forward to the next tornado…as long as it doesn’t destroy the house! I’m not sure what kind of damage we had to the van and roof, but they’re not worried about that!
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