Yesterday was one of those days. If you’ve lived here very long, you know the “look” and the “feel” of a tornado day. You also know the precautions to take. (Read previous post for more info Eye on the Sky.)
Our kids were visiting from Missouri over the weekend. We went about business/fun as usual, but also kept an eye on the weather radar. They headed home in plenty of time to beat the storm and we proceeded with our pre-tornado agenda. First things first. We headed over for our first snow-cone of the season! 😉 Oh. So. Good. AND….the sweet owner “treated”! (which shows you they know us too well) Next ~ closet prep and charging phones. (There are no community shelters in our area) Last, but not least? An unplanned block party. It really is what you do around here. You head to the front porch and you watch and you wait. You compare previous tornado stories with your neighbors.
because everyone here has one You talk and text with family and friends. Call it a tornado support group ~ but it works ~ and it brings you together, and for a little while, everything is okay.
The storm split last night and we were fine. Others were not so fortunate. Two fatalities have been reported so far. We are soon to do this again. In a few hours….so be safe friends…..and as we say around here, “Maybe it’ll lift”. ♥
If you’ve never experienced a tornado….watch this video from last night. It is the real deal. May 19 tornadoes in Oklahoma