Sunday, September 25, 2005

Storm Scare

I hate when the weather is bad outside. I have good reason to not like storms. Mac ( he was 3 at the time) and I were in our apartment when a tornado struck and destroyed the apartment building. We were extremely lucky and only had minor cuts and bruises. Since that time I have had a small fear of tornados.

Today that fear was put to test again. The tail end of Hurricane Rita started hitting us about 5:00 am. It didn't start to get nerve wracking until about 10:30 am when the sirens went off in town. It finally calmed down around noon so I was able to make my weekly chat with Renee. It was about 2:30 pm when the sirens started going off again. Next thing I know the phone is ringing and we are getting the news that a tornado had hit the other complex that we oversee. The other complex is about 5 miles away from us so I started to get a lot nervous!! It finally calmed down around 4:00 pm but that wasn't the end of the tornados. It started up about 5:00 pm again and did some minor damage here (shingles flying off the roofs) and finally calmed down around 7:00 pm.

With all the ruckus from the storms today I did not get to work on any stitching. Hopefully tomorrow I can make up for it after I have cleaned the house up from the kids being inside all day today.


Carol said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I had not realized MS had issues with tornados. Thankful you all survived unscathed this time!

Schokti said...

Glad to hear you made it through! I have a big fear a well, so I can understand the nervousness! My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're okay, Dawn! That would be very scary to go through; no wonder you have a bit of a phobia around twisters!

Sasha Farina said...

you're all in my thoughts.. so glad you're doing fine.

BeckySC said...

Hi Dawn!
I am happy to know you are you probably know, we have a good many tornado scares in SC...I am all too familiar with that "nervous" feeling that goes with them.
I hope the weather settles down for the rest of the year for you.

(((((((((BIG HUGS))))))))))