Saturday, January 11, 2020

Marked Safe

The last thing Jilda and I watched last night was a weather forecast. Bad idea. I woke up just after midnight with a nightmare. My heart was pounding. It took a minute to fall asleep.

The morning was pretty much shot as we stayed glued to the TV watching the weatherman. Three people in a county to the southwest of here died when a tornado touched down in their rural community.

My cellphone buzzed at 12:38 p.m. saying the National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for my area. We rounded up the critters and headed to our safe place.

We heard the chimes on the back deck doing an angry tune and thunder rattled the knick-knacks on the mantel. Our lights fluttered as if they couldn't make up their minds whether they wanted to stay or go with the wind. Thankfully, they stayed on. After about 20 minutes the storms moved off to the east in a huff.


  1. So very glad to hear from you and know you are safe.

  2. I am glad you are safe, and sorry that others were not.

  3. That must have been scary. I'm glad you are alal safe.

  4. I have never had to go through that drill. It is not on my bucket list.

  5. An unsettling day, for sure.

  6. Glad you didn't get any of the bad part. We had some hard rain, but when I looked out was surprise to see the yard wasn't covered in limbs and pinecones.

  7. I’m glad you and Jilda are safe. Your nightmare must have been a foretelling to wake up. I find tornadoes very scary so I hope this is the last time you hear about this.

  8. A good report is always wonderful news. Thanks and glad you dodged the bullet. Now just RELAPSE! ;-)

    Sherry & jack

  9. A storm like that can be scary, glad you are ok


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