Friday, May 11, 2012

Crazy Weather

Well, 10 tornados were reported to have touched down in my neck of the woods last night.  We had a huge limb from a neighbors tree in our backyard, the roof torn off of the chicken run, and a portion of the posts on our privacy fence snapped (we just had repairs on said fence Tuesday!).  Our power just came back on.  It has been out since 10:20 p.m. last night and it is now 6:21 p.m.  Let's just say, I don't think we'd survive a bigger outage...makes me realize that I need a new stock of flashlights, batteries, candles, and matches.  Well, I'm glad it took a small outage to wake us up so that we're better prepared for hurricane season.  It's easy to get lax about these things, but not wise.

 It's hotter than seven shades of hell today, but much cleaning up is going on around the neighborhood.

Taking a drive around town I spotted McDonald's golden arches crumpled, the roof of our daughter's daycare gone, Dollar General & Exxon signs laying across the street from the stores, trees split down to the roots, and most businesses have remained closed.

Well, that's our Friday!  I think a tall drink is in order, maybe a nice cool and refreshing Mojito.  I'll let you know how that goes.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very scary stuff! So glad everyone is ok, be careful:@)

Mrs BC said...

Good heavens, how scary! Glad you are all ok.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Glad all is OK...