Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The radar shakes

All hope I had for coherent thoughts tonight went out the window around 5 today, when I saw a blip of red on the weather radar headed straight for my house.

If I was clever, I would have a picture of my house with a GIANT BULLSEYE on it, because somewhere along the line we royally pissed off Mother Nature. We've had more near misses on tornadoes and bad storms in the last 7 years, it's not even funny.

But I'm tired and not so clever. So just imagine it for me. Thanks.

National Weather Service starting issuing watches while we were in the library, so all of a sudden I checked my phone and the bubble of calm was gone. So much for enjoying the sun and 73 degrees.

The red switched to pink and the dog started pacing, so I herded all my critters down to the basement just for the fun of it. Oh, and did I mention Hubby was gone? Ya, not home until after kids' bedtime. AWESOME. So I got to wear a groove in the carpet between the front window and the back door all by myself.

There was rain and wind, but no hail and no Miss Gulch flying past with Toto. But a nice friendly reminder that I live in an unofficial second tornado alley and it's finally springtime. But my nerves aren't up for this yet, so after a half a bag of jelly beans, the sugar high is gone and I'm ready for bed.

If it wasn't for what I saw immediately after the cell passed, I might be still binging on Easter candy.

Alright Mother Nature. I'll give you another chance. 

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