Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why I'm Yawning Today



I knew we were in for storms overnight.
Actually looked forward to a break from this January heatwave.
But what blew over was horrific.
First of all, Dora hates storms.  Hates.
So, at bedtime, she got a little "calming" treat.
At 12:30, the howling wind woke me up.
I can hear the grass growing outside, so it doesn't take much to wake me.
I browsed the local TV stations, all of which were live.
Not a good omen.
But the front was still in Missouri.
Dora was asleep.
So I tried to sleep.
At 3 the tornado sirens started.
I turned the TV on again.
The red was close by.
The weathermen on NBC in Nashville live broadcast as their power went out
 and a roar went over the station.
This has just been confirmed as an F2 tornado that hit the ground east of downtown
 and stayed on the ground for 4 miles.
At 3:15, these same weathermen said this: "If you are in Cool Springs, and are near I-65, then you should already be in your safe place."
This is exactly where we live.
So Dora and I ran downstairs and got in the hallway bath.
Then: roaring, groaning and shaking.
Not in a fun way.
It really does sound just like a train.
And just like that, it was gone.
 We were safe.
And the all-clear sounded a little later.
So we went right back to sleep.
Just like veteran storm troopers.
We have had our first "spring" storm.
Only it's not spring.
So, all my friends east of Tennessee, be alert today.  It's ugly.
We may be spending a lot of quality time in that loo.
Maybe I should put a TV in there.

14 comments:

Liz Sweet said...

So glad to hear that you and Dora are safe...keep it that way.

Traci said...

Yeah- the tornado sirens started at 3:30- both Labs started howling at 3:30:04 and didn't stop for an hour. We did manage to escape an actual touchdown, just all the hoopla.

Sally said...

Oh mercy mama, I'm so happy you and Dora were safe. I can only imagine.

xoxo

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds scary, I'm glad you are both okay. Well at least make sure you have a laptop in the loo with you. ;)

Gayle said...

Holding good thoughts for you and Dora. Be safe.

Tracey from ⓽ said...

Ach! How scary. Glad all is well. xo

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

So glad you are both ok! House groaning is not a good thing! I went to the basement yesterday as it got dark and ugly and of course CH was outside! We had tornado watch but nothing but wind, dark clouds that opened up and poured. Get yourself a weather radio! And yeah put comfort things in the loo for storm time.

Country Girl said...

Crazy scary, my friend. Wow.

Grandmother said...

Glad you're safe- how scary!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OH. EM. GEE. That is terrible, although it could have been worse. So glad you and Dora are safe. We'e getting those storms tonight. Wind is already picking up.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Glad you are okay. Don't like wind or tornadoes or storms.
Hope this is a mile season.
Blessings, Barb

Paxie said...

Goodness gracious! I had heard Nashville had a rough time but didn't know if you were affected. Geesh. I guess I was a little late in my FB post :(

It's so so so scary!

xoxoxox

TSannie said...

Glad you're safe! Get out that thunder vest for Dora!

The Incredible Woody said...

HOLY COW!!!!!