What a dreadful night night this has been. There have been tornadoes everywhere in east Texas. One touched down in Waskom and did some damage, but thankfully no one was hurt. Pine trees broken like toothpicks along I-20 and houses demolished. This is a very small town and it is where I work at this one-hundred year old house that is a gift and garden shop. It was not damaged, but a lot of electric poles are cut in half. I guess I will see the damage tomorrow.
My friends FB me to make sure we were OK, then they had tornadoes as well, but no damage. If there is one thing I can't stand it is tornadoes. Too many bad memories of them as a child. We are so blessed by the technology to give us advance warning when a storm is becoming a real threat. In the old days, we had nothing but the color of the sky, the direction of the winds and the tale tell sign of hail. You can not imagine how bad all this weather looks on a 55 inch HD flat screen TV. But what scares me more is that we currently live in a pre-manufactured home built on pier and beam. It is secured to the ground. I told Hubs that we should build a storm shelter for six people. He ask why? Well for you, me, sister Candy, three big dogs and three cats.
At first we thought about building a house, but this one is fairly new and we are really busy with clearing the land. We had a huge deck built on the back. My builder said the safest place during a tornado would be under neath the deck because of all of the cemented post. I am not that desperate yet. My neighbor lives in a Quonset hut and it will sustain winds up to 185 mph. I have gone there before, but thankfully no tornado then.
So I close tonight with gratitude that no one was hurt. Gratitude that we have a roof over our head, we have food and water. We are so blessed beyond measure. It breaks my heart that the Haitians have experienced another earthquake. How much more can they take? Tonight, I close in prayer for Haiti and all the survivors, the doctors, the search and rescue teams,the children,those in pain and those that have lost loved ones. May God lift them up in their darkest hour.