Well it has been a very long 24 hours! At this time last night, we had just gotten home from Matthew's baseball game.....where it was very humid, but calm & cooling off nicely. 30 minutes later we were in our basement, watching the weather radar on the news telling us to take cover quickly because some tornado-producing storms were approaching quickly. Our power went out in the middle of it.....so we sat in pitch black, listening to the loud cracks of thunder & the wind howling. It was so scary! My husband works 2nd shift, so it was just me & the boys!! As it turns out, we were VERY lucky........this is all that happened to us....
(just one tree, 2 different angles)
Unfortunately, in the next town over, & in another town east of us, tornadoes did touch down. Thankfully no one was hurt, but 100 homes were damaged & another 25 were completely destroyed. Lucky lucky lucky.....I feel very lucky. It was a crap shoot......some of the homes that were leveled.....their neighbors across the street didn't even lose a shingle. Please keep these families in your thoughts!!!!
So.....today was spent cleaning up......trees in our cul-de-sac have been completely uprooted....& praying for our power to come back on. At one point I called the electric company & they said it would be sometime tomorrow night before our power was restored. We lucked out.....it came on about an hour ago. It was about 90 degrees today & about 1000% humidity.....I've had the air on since the power came back on & it hasn't even made a dent in the heat!!
I was supposed to have a job interview tomorrow......but I called & postponed it. I am so excited about this interview....I have been trying to get into this company for a loooooong time....so hopefully they understand that sometimes Mother Nature takes over & there's nothing you can do. I don't think it would make a very good impression if I came to an interview not having showered for 2 days!! LOL!!
They are predicting more storms for tonight......if this is the way our summer is going to be....I might just become a winter person!
Friday Photo Journal, April 28, 2017
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