Wednesday, August 6


Wow. What a night.

Or should I say morning.

My husband gets up about 2:30am to get ready for work. This morning he gets up as normal, gets dressed and lets the dog out.

I usually wake up when he does but I get to roll over and go back to sleep. Usually after a quick potty break. No exception this morning and I just fell back asleep when....

He is shaking me telling me the sirens are going off.

I say to grab Belle and we run downstairs since we all sleep upstairs in our house. On our way to the basement I grab the dog, his leash, my cell phone and keys. You never know.

Apparently, we were under a tornado warning and all the elements were there on the radar that precede a tornado. This is at 2:25 am.

The warning was set to expire at 3:15. The sirens stopped around 3:05 but we continued to watch the TV in the basement and waited until 3:15.

It was super windy and then completely quiet. Very eerie. Especially given you hear that it is always quiet and calm before the actual tornado hits.

Thank God it never produced a true tornado but it was definitely a way I don't want to wake up to again.

I needed to try to get Belle back to sleep which was hard to do since she was scared. But she finally did. Not without waking up a few times to make sure I was still around. I stayed up.

I am beyond tired. Belle has 2 hours of dance this evening and then I think we will all be crashing early.


Lauri said...

It was a weird weather night, we stayed in bed. I never knew that the sirens meant " take cover"..... Duh.. feel silly now that I stayed in bed. John & I were up because of the sirens, but we did not go downstairs

Heather said...

Wow! Glad there weren't any real tornados. We had one hit down the road from our house last summer.