A storm came through yesterday and really packed a punch! It was combination of tornadoes, microbursts and straight line winds. The short of it is we are doing well and blessed to have a house!
We had gotten some weather alerts yesterday afternoon and didn’t think much about it. Everything looked okay and it’s November after all, we don’t get many thunderstorms or tornadoes now. Dad was driving home, about a 5 hour drive, and just so happened to be IN the storm’s path, driving in its direction. Mom knew he wouldn’t pull over somewhere, a stubborn Greek guy, and would push through.
A bit later, we lost power. This posed all kinds of problems for me being chronically ill. It was humid, I had no fan, I couldn’t burn candles because they irritate my lungs, I couldn’t use my nebulizer for a breathing treatment, so I sat in the pitch black dark and tried to be still. I couldn’t use a heating pad for pain. I could take a hot bath, but it was lightning so furiously, I decided against it. I don’t know if it’s true that you can get electrocuted by being in the tub in a lightning storm, but I wasn’t going to test the theory. 🛀
A few minutes later, Dad came home! Nothing like putting him right to work. He got a battery operated lantern for me, and an oil one for him and Mom (again, no burning oil because of my lungs 🙄). His Amish friend had gifted him this neat lantern that they use in their buggies, so at least I had a little light.
Weirdly, I couldn’t connect to the internet. Even if our Wi-Fi goes out, I can generally use cellular data, but I just got the spinning circle of death. 💀 We had no idea about what was happening. The wind was roaring, not howling, ROARING. If there were tornado sirens, we would never have heard them. 🌪
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