There’s no doubt in my mind that most days, folks read my blog and say “Those folks aren’t normal!” It’s ok. I think the same thing.
Last night I went to bed and I was a bit concerned about the weather. Not so much for me because I have a basement with a completely concrete safe room, as well as a bedroom that is mostly concrete except the ceiling . . I still haven’t figured out what’s above that bedroom . . I think it’s the front bedroom we’re using for an office, but it’s about 2 steps from that bedroom into the safe room.
There were storms predicted for Louisiana where Chad is, for here, and for Texas where Vince is. Everyone I love had a chance of dangerous storms last night.
I went to bed about 1 a.m. At 2:06, the alarm on my phone rang. The message was “Severe storms are near your area. Immediately move to a place of safety!” OK. I grabbed all the other things that I keep around me at night and went to the basement. Then I decided I should keep my purse down there so I came back up, grabbed my purse. Went back down. Got in bed. Thought about all the people you see on TV after a storm. Didn’t want to be rescued in my pajamas . . at least not the ones I had on last night so I got up, went back upstairs, put on jeans and a T-shirt, grabbed my shoes and went back to the basement. Just before I fell asleep, I thought . . wait a minute. Was that weather alert for here or for Texas? Looked at the message that came with the phone call. It was for Texas. I must change that!
At that point, I figured . . too bad! I’m sleeping in the basement. That bedroom is the place to sleep and I’m so hoping Vince will agree to sleeping down there. It is so dark in that room (day or night without the lights), you cannot see your hand in front of your face. Not a sound can be heard . . not even Rita who was in the saferoom with her heating pad, hoping she wouldn’t hear thunder and panic. I have no idea if she did because I didn’t hear her.
I came upstairs this morning and the power had been out . . not sure for how long. There doesn’t seem to have been any wind. There are no river birch branches down. Maybe all that were going to fall have fallen . . I don’t know.
Vince said the storm was fast moving and he never heard anything. If there had been hail, he should have heard that on the metal roof.
Chad said it isn’t supposed to get to Louisiana til around 1 p.m.
I think the last of the bad weather has moved through my area and Vince’s area so once Chad is safe . . all will be right in my world.