Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Its going to be a bumpy night....

Woke up this morning at 5 a.m. to the sounds of the tornado sirens....again. We scrambled to our safe place and waited it out while the squall line came through. Around 6 a.m., it was back to the usual business of getting ready for work and school. Got into work -- and I was the only person in my department that made it in even close to on time (it helps that I live about 7 minutes from work and there were no travel issues for me, for everyone else it was like an obstacle course). About an hour after I get to work we start getting phone calls and emails that schools will be closing early because of impending inclement weather. So, 1t 12:45, I packed my stuff up and headed home, Princess Penelope got home all safe and sound.

So now we just wait. And hope. And pray. That its not going to be as bad as they think it will this afternoon and tonight. That if it gets that bad, there are no injuries or loss of life. Wherever you are, stay safe! Its going to be a long night.


  1. Hope you are safe! We are watching the weather station and cannot beieve the size of the tornado that blew through your city! We had tornado warnings in the DC area, but nothing like you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending prayers your way that you are safe and everyone is okay!

  2. Thanks for asking! We're okay --- the big one in Birmingham veered just north of us. The big one in Tuscaloosa went over my niece's head. Literally -- half the street is just wiped out. Its been a scary day!