I need to be more clever with my titles. I'm just not feeling very creative today. I was going to post a picture, but I don't even feel like doing that.
We had a nasty storm roll through on Sunday night. So far, I think it's just been called straight line winds. Seemed like a tornado to me. But having never experienced a tornado, I'm not really the person to say.
I woke up in the middle of the night. The Farmer was already up, which is unusual since he'll sleep through most anything. He was watching it out the bedroom window. I immediately got up and prepared to go to the basement. I didn't think to grab anything important (like pictures or my MS or even my flash drive). I was poised to grab the kids when he gave the word. There's a big picture window in our living room, and a smallish tree outside the window. I watched from across the room and I kept asking "Do you think we need to go now?" Finally he gave the word and we headed down with the kids. They were more panicked about being woken up, and then the power going out. They weren't really concerned with the weather.
It only lasted 15-20 minutes and it was just a lot of blowing. There's a lot of debris everywhere. Not the destruction like what you see in the pictures from Joplin (trees looking like sticks). We had lots of big limbs down in the yard and some damage to the side of the house. There was a tree down in the road west of our house. In town, it's still crazy. Our power was out for about 18 hours. A lot of places still don't have power. We're under a water conservation and boil order.
I don't have any pictures to post, which is pretty unbelievable since I take pictures of everything. As soon as someone gets back and I can leave for lunch, I'm going to venture out and see what the streets are like.