Did you see this? When I left work yesterday the tornado sirens were going. I didn't have any problems but by the time I had gotten to my mom's, where dad had taken G, a tornado had hit the mall not 1/2 mile from work.
So it probably hit it while I was in process of leaving. So I call my mom to find out news since the radio emergency said we were all about to be blown away, just not in those direct terms. Mom sounded quite put out with me and told me to just come home.
When I get there, mom says, "I didn't know you were so afraid."
I looked astonished and said, "I wasn't but I had no information from anywhere and what I did have said we were gonners." Needless to say, no harm no foul there.
Later, however, after G and I take our shower and as she is in bed waiting for me the power goes out. Now I was taking my reading 5 minutes, which I like to do so I won't be disturbed, when the house fell dark. If you understand that, then you will know where I was at that moment. If you don't then I shall not elaborate.
I finished my business and in the dark go to the kitchen where my new fashlight and batteries were. I unplugged the computer and got G's flashlight. Then I heard them, the sirens started. I calmly told G to get her flashlight, blanket and books and follow me. I grabbed a blanket from her bed, my pillow and her big carebear pillow, and my cell. We camped in the bathroom floor to read our books. I called my parents thinking my dad was watching TV, not as their power was out too. I needed to know how soon we were going to be blown away, though.
Well, thankfully we weren't blown away. Dad called back just as I was moving us out of the bathroom, when the sirens ended. The dog was spastic and only got calm when we were all on the bed. The bathroom is a tight fit for me, G, and Clementine. Each cat just came to the door to look at us as if to say, we will take our chances out here, in the hall.
G and I were talking about why we read our books in the bathroom after our adventure was over. I told her that the sirens were a warning that a tornado was coming.
She said, "Well, are they ugly?"
I said, "Yes"
She said, "All of dem?"
I said, "yes."
She said, "Well not on beggie tales."
UH uh uh... I said, "No G not a "t-o-m-a-t-o" or a "p-o-t-a-t-o" but a "t-o-r-n-a-d-o". Poor baby thought we were being attacked by a giant vegetable!! Well I guess if that were the case we wouldn't have had any damage or at least not much, huhn?