|This was soon all back together, but alas the magneto had a fail|
Our boy took a quick trip home to see his dentist Friday.
Dentist early in the AM
|For Great Grandma M|
Tractor repair and trips to the parts store all day long.
Becky finished this really cool crochet needle case, which is much more impressive than it looks in this photo.
And at the end of a busy day he headed back....leaving us all sad and concerned for his trip...but all was calm and peaceful. Butter wouldn't melt in its mouth.
|The boys of summer|
Then, after the boys of summer stopped by for a visit while I was talking to him on the phone (hands free of course), all Hell broke loose.
Tornado warnings screaming from the TV and an Amber Alert from my phone.
At first we just sat on the porch watching the clouds tangoing over the place. Then it started to feel ominous. I went up on the stair landing and watched to the west. It is the only place anywhere near the house where you can see the western sky.
Soon I was calling everyone up to see what I was seeing.
The consensus was that for the first time since we lived here that we should adjourn to the cellar, which we did.
The sky tantrum soon passed, leaving our phone out of order and a fairly large limb off the honey locust. However, much more damage was done in other areas than here. We were lucky.
|It was actually worse than this, but we didn't hang around|
I guess it wasn't a tornado, just cloud rotation, but it sure was exciting. I saw things in the cellar that I didn't even know were down there. Gigantic rocks built into the stone and limestone foundation. My little drawers of screws, which I put down there in hopes of someday having a workshop and bench for the boss and me to build things ...I had forgotten all about them. And Liz noticed how neatly the floor joists were cross braced...lots of cool architectural details....I don't go down there much because the stairs are treacherous.
However, I will force myself someday soon and get some pics. Meanwhile below are Liz and Peggy hanging out waiting for the storm to pass.....taken with the phone btw. Camera had to stay upstairs all alone.
Eventually all was calm. Alan made it to DC okay. It stormed all night, but I guess we slept through most of it.....today is all blue and white and fluffy.....but there is still that big limb to remove.