Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

We woke up on Mother's Day a little after 4 am to the sound of another tornado coming. We have had two this spring, which is two more than usual. So we grabbed the boys and headed to the basement. I realize after these two tornadoes that I am not prepared. I'm going to make an emergency kit with matches, candles, flashlights and food for next time. Both times, I have been rummaging through the kitchen drawer in the dark for my lighter during the bad part of the storm! It really should have only taken once for me to realize this, but I am slow sometimes.

When the sun came up, we assessed the damage. Our huge, heavy, wooden play set was lifted up and carried at least 100 yards away. The fence is damaged. The roof has some damage, and a lot of the flashing is off. Our garage door is torn up. It's a mess! Not to mention all the stuff from other people's roofs and trees.

We had planned to go to Six Flags for Mother's Day. Since we couldn't get anything done on a Sunday anyway, we decided to go ahead and go. It was nice to get away and not worry about the mess on Mother's Day, and we had a blast! I figure, I won't think about it today, I'll think about it another day.


Leah said...

Wow...that stinks! Mom had told me there had been some really bad weather, but I didn't realize a tornado had touched down in C'ton. We've had tons of wind and rain here, but no official tornados. Anyways...glad to know you and the boys are safe.

Coffee Lover said...

Yikes. Good thing you guys have a basement. That's one thing that I remember quite well about living in Tennessee....LOTS of tornadoes. A very scary thing.