February 3, 2006

Ugh, what a day! It had rained a bit starting in the early morning but we woke up to an announcement that we had a tornado watch/warning until 3pm. We had science class today at the nature preserve and needed to stop by the library because a book came in that Morgan had put a hold on. Well, that was all off. It rained & rained in bands worse than we get with some hurricanes. Morgan kept trying to count the seconds between thunder & lightning to see how far away the storm was and it finally sunk in that it was right overhead. She didn't realize that it was all happening at the same time. LOL! The power kept flashing off & back on which kind of freaked out the kids a bit. Then it flickered and we heard a popping & saw flashing outside. Well right outside our apartment at the side entrance to the complex a pine tree had fallen over partway and was on several live electrical lines! It kept popping & sparking and then with a final pop everything went out. I was worried about what could happen & wanted to let the electric company know. Unfortunately we only have cordless phones (well, we have a regular phone but it is packed away with hurricane supplies). I grabbed my cell phone & the darn thing was dead. Ack! So I ran out to the van where I have a charger and used it so I could call Corey at work and have him contact the electric company. Goodness gracious. LOL! They came within a few minutes and took care of it...the kids thought it was cool watching the men work to resolve the problem. We didn't get much schooling done and Morgan was frustrated that science was cancelled. It took a little explaining to get her to understand that it was very dangerous driving in the conditions as they were today. This was brought home to me while watching the 11pm news tonight and saw a Bed, Bath & Beyond that had a roof collapse due to the rain, motorists stranded everywhere, a young mother & her baby had to be rescued from their quickly flooding car when she drove off the road into a drainage ditch. Nope, we didn't *have* to leave the house so we weren't going to!

Last night Corey, Morgan & I watched "The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants"....good movie. We really enjoyed it.

Take care everyone. More later.


At 11:00 PM, Blogger Kim said...

What a storm! We had nothing but rain and yucky weather a few days ago too. I'm so glad it's over (knock on wood).

Will you still be there in May? We are now thinking May might not be a bad time for Disney.

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! I didn't know the weather there was so bad (I've been a bit news impaired this week.)

I've never heard of the movie you mentined. Do you think it suitable for young kids (3 yrs old)?

On the flight home today, I watched "The Corpse Bride" and enjoyed it....I think I might try to see if the library has it to borrow for the girls.


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