Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hiding Out

Oh my gosh. I have just gained a whole new respect for people who live in Tornado regions. Our state was hit with the worst wind storm I've ever experienced on Friday night. I'd say it came out of nowhere but the hubs claims it came out Chicago. Definitely somewhere.

I was at the grocery store, minding my own business. Wait. That's a lie. I was actually watching in dismay as this guy who'd spent way too much time at the gym, curled an avocado. Embarrassing. Anyhoo, I walk out of the grocery store and the entire street goes dark, like all of it. That was new. I'd seen power outages before but nothing like this. On my way home, I dodged fallen trees, and power lines. Scary! Later, I learned the wind reached excesses of 80 miles an hour. We still have no electricity at our house (now abandoned). We're at a hotel. Yep, that's us. Roughing it. Hey, it was like 101 inside the house this morning. I know the settlers lived without AC and refrigeration but that was long ago. On the cool side, I stood in the breakfast line this morning and watched (mouth agape) as a waffle machine oozed out enough batter for the waffle iron. Icksville. I opted for cereal.

Joking aside, so far the storm has killed 13 people. There's no feeling like feeling helpless against mother nature and her furry. My family was very lucky. It could have been worse and it certainly was for a lot of people. Please keep the residents of West Virginia, and my home state, Virginia, in your thoughts and prayers this week. If you happen to be one of those people affected by the storm, just shout if you need anything. The one great thing that has come from all this, is seeing people helping each other. I wish it didn't take moments of crisis for acts of kindness, but these days, sometimes it does. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Glad to hear you and yours are safe and sound!My heart goes out to all who were affected by the storm.

    Hope things get back to normal for you soon!

  2. Actually the waffles are my favorites of motel food.

    Sorry to hear of the devastation in your area.
    We just had a short-lived storm.(sent it to Chicago, so pay-back) We have a weather radio that will go off in events of storms, and it is a good thing to have in the house. Plus I've always got the radar up on my desktop whenever I see condtions are ripe. (we've been in drought,and so these rains have been a blessing)

    Hope they get your power back on soon. We went through that during a winter storm and had to throw out food. Was able to go back home 2 days later.

    Take care.

  3. That is just terible! It is good to hear that you and your family are safe and well.

  4. Wow! Please stay safe. Glad you're in a comfortable, cool place.

  5. Wow! Please stay safe. Glad you're in a comfortable, cool place.

  6. It certainly hit you guys hard. We had a lot of outages in MD. Glad you guys are safe!


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