I left the power cord for my laptop at work, so the question is…..will I finish the post before my battery dies? The suspense is killing me.
We had a doozy of a storm last night! Our house has open space on two sides so we are accustomed to being rattled by strong winds. But this was wind taken to a whole – other – level. I had already fallen asleep when the text message came that we were under a tornado warning. Mr. Right turned on the t.v. and we lay there, just watching the news, as we usually do when there’s a warning. But at some point we heard a sound….a building roar, really, that motivated us right out of bed and into the basement – taking the kids with us, of course. The worst of the wind was gone before we even got downstairs, but it left a significant amount of damage in it’s wake. We’ve got trees split and shingles blown off, but the church next to us suffered far worse. A section of its roof is completely gone, and the pieces are all over the neighborhood. Want a better view of the damage to the church AND the damage in our backyard? Both are featured in a news video at KSDK (can’t seem to embed the video directly).
Yes, that’s our big branch hanging in one of our Sugar Maples, along with a lot of insulation from the church.
We are all safe, and I’ve heard of only one minor injury connected to the storm. So we give thanks, and might be a bit quicker going downstairs next time.