Aug 25, 2007

Blessed To Be Alive

Okay, so I was going to tell ya'll about my week when things sorta changed. In the middle of me writing I heard something like a siren. I open the door to a sun filled sky and heard the tornado sirens going off. Chris immediately turned on the weather station, "tornado watch in effect for Franklin County.....take shelter now......if you live in a trailer get out and find approprieate shelter now..." All I could do was scoop up the kids and the dogs and go to my father-in-law's house (he has a basement). As soon as we left the storm hit. The sky went dark and rain started to fall. Wind was going so fast we ran downstairs and listened to the radio. Unconfirmed tornado touched down on Lane Ave. (Ohio State University area) Winds gusting up to 60 mph. Hail in several county's. Here's something that is going to make you laugh though. Chris and I weren't expecting to go anywhere today so there was no gas in the car. We had to stop for gas. In the middle of all the wind and kids starting to freak out, we had to stop for gas. I wander what the cashier was thinking..... "man, these people are crazy to be out in all of this!" lol Thinking about it now it is kind of funny. When everything settled down we started to make our phone calls....mom's, dad's, brother's and friends. Everyone was fine. When we got home we saw the destruction. Tree's were down everywhere. We saw limbs on houses and in the road. We drove past our friends house and saw they were all fine. When we pulled up into our own house, we saw limbs all over the yard. We started the clean up. There was a pile of tree limbs and branches taller than Chris. We are truly blessed to have nothing happen to us, our family or our friends. Everything is great. Blessed to be alive.
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