Monday, July 16, 2007


well at least now that we have kids, I hate storms. When it was just hubby and I at home, we would only leave if we REALLY felt like it was getting bad outside and we needed to be at a home with a basement. When we have kids in the house, I am a CHICKEN and I leave at the first sight of bad weather. Since Emilee and JP joined us the beginning of June, we have left 3 times (counting last night) due to storms. And each time, it was just wind/rain/thunder/lightning. I'm scared what MIGHT happen though if we were to stay home. Last night was no different. My mom called me about 8pm to see if I was watching the local tv channels at all. I wasn't. She told me to. I had noticed that they sky was getting kinda dark outside but didn't think too much about it. The kids had went to bed about 7:30pm. So i found our Scanner and plugged it in. At about 8:30pm it went crazy and at the same exact time, my phone rang again. It was my mom telling me there was a tornado warning located about 25 miles from us to the north west / moving south east. Hmmmm not exactly what I wanted to hear. So, I got the kids up and we went to mom and dad's house. Hubby and his dad were out making hay and said they'd watch the weather but they wanted to get down as much as possible. MEN! :-p

Needless to say, the kids wouldn't/couldn't/didn't go back to sleep until close to 10pm. Then by the time I went and picked Hubby up at 9:30pm and we got to bed close to 11pm; Emilee was awake ~ scared. At 1:30am I awoke to her tapping my arm cause she was scared again. Then at 6:00am mom I woke up when Mom and Dad started moving around upstairs and we had to get the kids up and head back home so Hubby could get to work by 7am. UGH! I HATE STORMS!!! They screw up my schedule so bad. Of course, all the MAJOR storms/tornado's went around us last night. I guess it's better safe than sorry, right?

What does this all boil down to???? WE NEED A BASEMENT!!!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I would probably be the same way!

That has got to be terrifying to learn that a tornado is close by, and that you have to hurry for shelter...especially at night.

Hope you guys have a better day today!