Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Stormy Night

I tried to go to bed around 10:30 last night. I tossed and turned and "think" I finally fell asleep sometime between 11:30 and midnight. The weather folks had issued a PDS (Potentially Dangerous Situation), with threats of severe storms and tornadoes. Just what Alabama needs! More tornadoes, as if April 27 didn't bring us enough. And seriously? Tornadoes in January?

At 3 a.m, I was awakened by a seriously loud clap of Thunder. Hoo, boy, here we go again. I turn on the TV to see what's going on. And there are lots of spinning storms and tornadoes on the map. Ugh. A few minutes later the sirens go off, so I usher the Princess, Thing 1 and Thing 2 into our safe place (Thing 2 did NOT want to get off of the bed). I turn the volume up on the TV really loud so I can hear it in the safe place and we hunker down. I start checking FB and Twitter while we are waiting it out and it seems most everyone is doing the same thing I'm doing. Huddling in a safe place and praying.

The storms passed just north of us again, and so we finally attempted to go back to sleep around 4. However, that never happened. Tossed and turned and tossed. And finally got out of bed at 5:30. I have no idea what the damage is this time, but I think its pretty bad again. I'm hoping and praying I'm wrong.

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you & your family are safe. Hoping that your area was relatively unscathed.