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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Tornadic Family Night

         So it's been a family night in our unfinished basement tonight.  Not the kind of family night that involves popcorn and monopoly, but the kind that involves tornado warnings and sirens.  I've been glued to the TV since late afternoon as Indiana has been under a PDS (particularly dangerous situation).....which is apparently extremely rare for our region.  Matt had a late night at work, and didn't get home till after 8:00, so when the several different tornado warnings started popping up this evening, I took the pets, the computer and the camping chairs to the basement.  And while I'm thankful that we have a safe place to go when we have storms, I found myself wishing that we had the extra funds to refinish the basement this year, so I could hunker down from the storm on a couch with a TV rather than a computer and a camping chair....and then I had to remind myself that there was a TORNADO OUTBREAK and I should be happy to have a home when so many people have lost their homes and so much more in this year's storm season.  While there have been several different tornadoes today, I feel very fortunate that we haven't had anything too severe in our area even though we've had multiple tornado warnings.  So far, all is well in our small town...although we're not out of the clear yet.  As I'm writing this post, another round of storms is getting ready to come through, so we will probably head back down to the basement for some more "family time" really soon.  It's likely to be a late night in our home......

Waiting for the storm to pass.

We have one outlet in our unfinished basement, so we brought the computer down and gathered our camping chairs around as we watched the radar and waited for the storms to pass. 

Chloe didn't mind the storm at all.  She was more than content rolling around on the cold cement floor.

And as for Molly.....well, she was really nervous until Matt got home.  Once the whole family was together, she napped in her crate until the storms passed.


  1. I'm glad to hear you guys are all right. I've heard of many friends in that area going through the same thing with tornadoes and storms. Good thing you had a basement to run to in case of emergency. Oh and your pets are adorable, btw:) I just stumbled upon your blog and I am now following you thanks to Wandering Wednesday blog hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also don't forget to tune in today, because we have some super sweet surprises for everyone and it will only get better from there, I promise! So don't miss it out. See you there!
    Happy Thursday

  2. We drove to Indy and home yesterday and we only had one storm to drive thru. God watched out for us and got us home after a morning at Riley.

    Glad to hear it was an "uneventful" evening.