1. It still ticks me off that I didn't have my camera
handy, but this is the picture from the front page
of the local newspaper.
2. I called my daughter and son-in-law after the tornado to make sure they were okay. My son-in-law answered the phone and said they were fine and why wouldn't they be? They live less than a mile away and had no idea what had happened.
3. My daughter, son-in-law and precious granddaughters came over as soon as it was over. I was so happy to see them. My daughter and the girls spent the night with us. She never actually said why, but I think sometimes when you are scared, you just need your parents.
4. It breaks my heart that none of my son-in-laws family has yet to call and ask if he is okay.
5. This is the link to a pretty impressive slide show from one of the local newspapers.
#29 and 34 thru 40 are of my friends damage. # 13,15,21,28,30, & 41 are all within blocks of our house. #22 is at the entrance to the school where I teach.
6. I am so impressed with the efforts of our little town in the clean up that is nothing short of daunting. There are people from all the surrounding counties that came to help. Unfortunately, there are also people who have come to try to rip people off and make a buck.
7. Mother Nature gave me a real wake up call on Wednesday night. She made me remember what is truly important in my life. There is absolutely nothing that is more important to me than my family. They are everything to me. I love them with all my heart. I thank God that He kept us all safe at a time when it could have all gone very differently. I also thank Him for letting my dad sit on my shoulder and help me to know what to do. I know my dad was with me. I could feel him. Thanks dad. I love you and miss you so much!
8. This the end of my tornado saga.