I guess you all have heard about the bad storms and tornados across several states yesterday and last night. So here is how it all started for me...Chantal (my sister) called me at 12:20am and asked if I had heard about the tornados down in Tennessee, at that time I had not. She said they were bad and headed this way. She was still up that late and I thought it odd since she had to work this moring. After I hung up with her, I figured it must be bad and she was nervous. So I called her back to tell her if she needed anything at all to call me and I would be right there.
She and Mom live on the property that connects to ours, but mom is gone to work, so Chantal was alone and scared.
I went on to bed and finally fell asleep around 2am, because I couldn't breathe when I layed down because of my cold. I could hear the winds but just didn't think they were that bad. Then the phone rang at 2:15am and it was Richard. Now he had left the house for work at 12:30am and was hauling coal several hours away. He said that an emergency announcement came across the radio that "tornados and 80 mile an hour winds were coming my way" for me to get prepared because he was too far away to get to me. They were telling everyone to seek immediate shelter!! Richard said if it hit here that the house would not stand that high winds. Because of the location of it, he said I would be better off getting in the outbuilding. So I hung up and then he called right back. He then said it came across the radio that it was alot closer to get out of the house!!! I said "What about my sister??" He said "Get the boys and drive to Chantal's because her house would be safer since it was next to the hillside and would be harder for the high winds to tear it down" So I drag the boys out of the bed, call Chantal and drive out there!!! The boys were very scared!!! Which I was too, but felt that I had to be strong for the boys and Chantal!! We were out there and Richard was on the phone with us the whole time. First we were sitting in the family room and then we saw the glass in the french doors starting to move so we decided to go in the living room and we had planned if it got any worse we would all get down next to the center wall and flip the couch over us!!! Finally it all calmed down and all was better! Around 4am I came back home and there was tree limbs everywhere!!! Luckily all was fine here at home! We did have a couple of small things happen, but nothing major!
Here is a small tree that had fallen down beside the driveway.
And here is another tree that had blown up from the roots. The top is caught in another tree, that is the only thing that stopped it from falling on over! As you can see the fence is attached to this tree so we will have to redo it.
But again, this is small things compared to other people that has lost their lives from it. So sad!
The electric went off around 6am so I didn't send the boys. They had been up most of the night and were exhausted. I called the school around 10:30am, they were getting ready to dismiss, because of flooding! She said they were concerned about not being able to get some of the children home!