13 March 2006

Hello, tormado season

Long night . . . tormado warnings and tormados (stealing my son's pronunciation) from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. last night. Two separate hits, one south of us by a bit, another north of us by a bit.

We're fine. We even missed the softball-sized hail, which hit a mile down the street. We only had marble-sized. Shooter marble-sized, but still.

Kids are still freaked. Husband and I have had three and four hours of sleep respectively. Check out our local paper for photos.

Night all. I'm crashing now that the tormados are gone. Just think, this will only run until September. Being a parent and reassuring scared kids when you are slightly wigging yourself is just no fun.

Sigh.

4 comments:

CISSY said...

How well, I remember those days. Now, at least the only one I have to stay calm around is my cat. I thought of you during the storms, glad to hear all is well. My daughter lives in Columbia and I was worried about them too. Tornadoes are scary. Oklahoma has great warning systems and no trees. We can at least see those suckers coming. Take care.

Brad Simmons said...

T. & I went to see a cool Canadian/Celtic folk group called Great Big Sea in Madison, WI. this weekend. It was the first time I had ever been to see Madison, WI., or the Dells, and I found them to be very picturesque!

However, we had to drive back on I-90 in Minnesota to get back. There were whiteout conditions for about 3-4 hours. It was the first time I had ever been to Minnesota, and my first impressions of that state were - it's a frozen wasteland! :)

Sherrie said...

It is a frozen wasteland. That's why I tell dh that there's no chance I'll move there. :)

Gina said...

Ha, ha, you people making fun of my home state. :P