I know.. it isn’t the most interesting thing to blog about. But, sometimes, when your life is really really dull and you have nothing else to say, you just blog about everyday stuff. Like the thunderstorm and tornado last night.
And actually, by the way, I LIKE my boring life. I’m content to be dull and boring.
There was a storm last night and we heard the sirens go off in town and the announcer said “Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Please seek Shelter Immediately”. So, I went downstairs to read my book instead of laying on the bed. Lindsey was at work (where she spends most of her life) and Abb and Em were watching a dvd on Ab’s computer. But, Shawn and Haleigh… decided to go storm chasing. Crazy kooks!
They didn’t see much. But, they brought back Strawberry Shakes from Dairy Queen!
Fast Forward… I went to bed, and fell sound asleep. Nothing wakes me up except my husband getting out of bed or my daughters vomiting. So, apparently there was a really really really bad thunderstorm and Shawn could hear the wind howling and hissing and he decided to get up and shut the windows. I woke up. (what are you DOING?) He proceeded to tell me that he was shutting the windows and was pretty sure there was almost a tornado in the neighbors yard, or at least 65 mph wind. (How does he know that it was 65 mph exactly?)… I dozed back to sleep (I knew if it got really bad he’d save me… now that’s security.)and he eventually came back to bed.
A short time later, he got up again. Apparently the storm had died down a bit and he wasn’t able to get back to sleep so he decided to sit in the hot tub. Again, I wake up. (what are you DOING?) He got in the hot tub and just as he was about to kick on the jets, the sirens and announcer came on again: “Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Please seek Shelter Immediately.” I glanced out the window from my comfy cozy bed and could see he was contemplating the message and trying to decide if he could ignore it or not. It wasn’t raining or anything, but just really dark.
I could see the headlines: Man Ignores Warning and is Found in Hot Tub in Corn Field After Tornado Lift Off.
Yeah, he decided to get out. And just in time.
editors note: by the way... I thought of our Pastor and family a LOT last night as I think they were camping!