Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Karma and I had a quiet day...
...glad to have the AC.
I was getting ready for bed when the tornado sirens went off at 1:30am. We don't hear them very often in town, let alone in the dead of night. I stepped out on the porch to check it out. The air was heavy and thick--and it was creepy still. So, since you can't see a tornado coming in the dark and I am on third floor, Karma and I headed for the bathroom...inside wall and no windows.
Good thing the bathroom isn't any smaller--hehe! I rolled in a chair for me...
...and Karma in her stroller.
When it is a tornado siren---besides my purse with keys, phone, and camera that I usually take when it is a fire alarm and we have to leave the building--I can have coffee, water thermos, and my laptop! This was probably about the third time we've hidden in the bathroom during a tornado warning since I moved here.
Funny--Karma doesn't cry and is very patient sitting in her stroller when we don't leave the apartment. The storm was moving very fast--55mph with over 70mph straight-line winds--so the worst of it had gone by within an hour. Apparently a couple of tornadoes were sighted in or near town, but I don't know if they touched down or not. Didn't sound like anyone was reporting damages.
A pretty much slept thru the thunderstorm that came thru around 5am that was way noisier--rolling thunder that shook the building and bright lightning--but not tornado scary...and the next lesser version that came thru somewhere around 6:30, I think. Karma slept right next to me--hehe! I would have loved to stay awake to watch the morning storms, but I was too tired. I do love my thunderstorms--hehe!
Rained like crazy when the last two storms rolled over us. The playground was flooded this morning.
Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms today--but cooler! 70's!! Nice!
Caroline will be here this afternoon to clean. Dagan and Leah will be here after work. Dagan is going to set up the computerTV system and Leah and I are going to work on crafts.
Hope your week is going really well. :) :)
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."