For the last 3 weeks in a row we’ve had nasty weather, last night was no exception. It was raining so hard last night I couldn’t leave at my normal time (10PM). I was down in my office when the fire alarm went off, no one in the house knew how to turn the damn thing off except me. I sent staff in search of the fire. There wasn’t a fire, but there was a leak in the roof upstairs and the water was pouring out of a light fixture – now THAT is scary. An hour later I was home, safe and sound…..until next week.
At 3:30 am Thursday I was awakened by my son. He told me I needed to move away from the sliding glass door in my room. The wind was screaming and tornado sirens barely audible in the night. We moved into the hallway, that being the safest place in the apartment. Fifteen minutes later the storm was over. In its wake uprooted trees, homes without roofs, sign posts laying in parking lots and total loss of power for over 115,000 people.
I opened up the sliding glass door and closed the screen. It made for wonderful sleeping. The next morning the predominate sounds were sirens and chainsaws. Adam and I rode around looking at the damage in route to find my first cup of coffee. We were very lucky that home and vehicles had no damage. Many in our area were not so lucky. Especially people who now had trees for their new hood ornaments for their cars and skylights in roofs were from roof being located in the back yard.
We got our electricity back last night, cable/internet/television/telephone this afternoon.
Gotta love Texas
During these serious times, people of all faiths should remember these religious truths:
- Muslims do not recognize Jews as God’s chosen people.
- Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
- Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian World.
- Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. THE MODERATE RISK AREA IS NORTH OF A LINE FROM GOLDTHWAITE TO CORSICANA TO CANTON. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE REST OF NORTH TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS ALL OF NORTH TEXAS AS A POWERFUL UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVES TOWARD THE REGION. CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF TORNADOES... ESPECIALLY IN THE MODERATE RISK AREA. VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IN ADDITION TO THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT...HEAVY RAINFALL IS FORECAST AND A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”
Shamelessly stolen from the Bastard – my eldest.
- You talk about “good grass” and you’re referring to someone’s lawn.
- Your arms are almost too short to read the newspaper.
- Your back goes out more than you do.
Dammit my back has so many cramps in the muscles, it resembles a weight lifters.
I’m gonna go get my hair done. At least I’m not one of those little blue hair ladies with no lips!
Your memory is shorter and your complaining lasts longer.
Your address book has mostly names that start with Dr.
You sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going.