Between Mother Nature and my ankle, we/I seem to be shaking all about.
◊ I put wind chimes up in mom’s trees when I first came back here. The storms here scare me. The chimes are quick to get our attention when they come.
◊ Sunday evening my second brother and s-i-l brought the girls for some much needed “Auntie” time. Let the g a m e s begin! (Their parents FLED to the car, locking the doors, to escape soaking wet good bye hugs!) We played in the pool, danced around, acted goofy, watched a movie, and finally– headed for bed- late.
◊ The wind chimes woke me about 3:40. Instincts said to check the Local Weather Chanel—was just looking like a severe thunderstorm with high winds, and I stood at the deck door praying hard for the Box Elder tree to be kept safe.
Pre-3 storms worth of damages below—this poor tree has to come down now.
WoW, it seemed really bad—and another check of the TV was now reporting a tornado NW of us heading our direction. I sprinted up the stairs (on a bad ankle) to grab the girls from the alcove, the library, and mom in the Master. My phone app started screeching out an emergency alert as we hit the LL, and the city’s emergency sirens finally sounded off closer to 4:30 (someone was asleep at the wheel for the late alert).
When all seemed clear and we headed upstairs, we could see the tree took another hit, but we’d have to wait for day break to see all.
We were only grazed,
the tornado moved more North, but even from the fringes, this town took some damages and lost power in multiple areas (not us thankfully).
The hUge branch came down right between the corner of the garage and my vintage furniture!
The only thing I could really think to do -until guys with chainsaws come- was to DE-leaf the tree. I think it will all be more manageable now, and all the small branch-leaf debris is stacked neatly to be hauled off.
So- back to play-time with the girls!
◊ We cooled off in the pool,
◊ I rested and soaked my ankle—again,
◊ and I showed them how to do The Electric Slide!
* Learn the steps -so you can join in next wedding you go to!
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