Monday, June 4, 2012

Taking Cover!

Two months ago we were having a storm. I was not supposed to be at home but we were home eating lunch. All of the sudden I hear sirens going off. I don't do storms very well so we were headed for the bathroom. Everyone makes fun of me because I always head to the bathroom very EARLY in a storm.
However, honestly at this point didn't think too much about it. I called my mom because she works for the city and generally knows what is going on. She was at lunch a few miles away. She wasnt sure what was going but thought she heard someone say a tornado. Ok, insert me FREAKING OUT.
 I promptly received a call from Chris who was at his new office in Dallas watching the news. He was more aware of what was going on because he was watching and said that the tornado was coming toward us. Pretty sure at some point I said I can't handle this! Power was coming off and on. I remember thinking it was so loud then eerily quiet...I calmed down and realized I had to do what I had to do I have my babies to take care of. I talked to my mom one other time and she was watching the tornado and it was heading our way...yikes!

I put Madelyn's mattress over our heads as we waited it out. We lost power completely in the middle of it all and I couldn't really make a call out on my phone. Finally when my mom got through to call she was going to come over to see what damage happened in our neighborhood. She said she had a VERY hard time even getting to our house. Lots of houses in the entrance of our neighborhood had been hit. Our house seemed to be fine. We were lucky!!!

One of the worst hit was a nursing home...way too close to our house for walking distance. 

So sad they had to move all the elderly out. In all the damage that our area got no one was killed! 

Picture of the tornado

So sad

Isn't this crazy!!
Its been over two months now and there is still damage and people out of their houses. We feel blessed that our house was fine and all of our families and friends were left unharmed also. All we had to deal with was no power. The girls still talk about the "tormado" and getting in the bathtub and the mattress.  


Anonymous said...

love your blog but the last 2 posts I cant read what you right as they go in the circles. Am I doing something wrong

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for reading! I don't know what is going on. They look fine on my phone and my computer. Hope you figure out what is going on. Delete you cookies maybe? Good luck!

Julia said...

I remember that storm! We spent some time in the closet. Thankfully, it never came too close. Glad you were all safe and escaped the damage!