Sunday, May 11, 2008

It wasn't meant for me to sleep

We had another close call with the weather last night. Lightening struck a tree somewhere in the hollow beside our house and all of a sudden all the dogs wanted in bed with us.
I got up and turned on the local weather and there were spinning things all over the screen. The weather guys said "if you live in Empire, now would be a good time to be in your safe place." Our safe place is my bathroom which is in the center of the house. It's small but got even smaller with four dogs crammed in there. Black, the biggest dog in the bunch wanted to sit in my lap. He weighs about 90 pounds and is a big baby.
We stayed in our safe place until the wind and thunder subsided and thought things were all clear, but when I checked the weather before going back to bed, there was another twister heading toward us. So back in the safe place we went for another 30 minutes. We heard the storm high in the sky as it passed overhead. When I checked the weather again, there were reports of damage a few miles away from us. There were massive treed blowing into Interstate 65 and had to be shut down for a time.
When we got the all clear we were headed to bed when the phone rang. I looked at the clock and it was 2 a.m. There was a problem at work so I got on the phone and remained there until 8 a.m. this morning. I guess it wasn't meant for me to sleep last night.

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