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Sunday, June 8, 2008
I have so many things to share that I'm almost overwhelmed as to where to start! Maybe I'll start with this morning and then move backwards over the last few days.

This morning, at 2:30 a.m. a tornado hit Omaha. We had some very strong wind gusts and lost a couple of trees.

Chris arrived home around 2:25 a.m. (I'll tell you in a later blog about Chris coming home.) I had just woken up to loud winds, rain and hail. (I absolutely HATE storms! I have been known to become a complete basket case when there's even a hint of a storm. I had to really perfect the art of "faking being tough" when we would have storms and/or tornado warnings when I taught.) While Chris was telling me what it was like outside, the tornado siren went off! I woke up Rod and told him we needed to get to the basement. He said,"No, it's fine." (he doesn't remember telling me this!) Chris said that it all looked like it had already passed us, so he didn't want to go to the basement. I decided that I didn't want to go to the basement and be the only one to survive if the house was going to be destroyed by a tornado! Well, as you can tell, we didn't get hit by a tornado. But, we did lose electricity either 2 or 3 times, I'm not sure. For those of you that don't know, we live just outside the Omaha city limits, on a 20 + acreage. When I was "blessed" with being told that I needed to be on oxygen 24/7, Rod checked into getting a whole-house generator. This is the 2nd time that we've needed it. (The first time was when a bird fried itself on a transformer.) It was wonderful not to have to worry about having my backup tank and/or Inogen concentrator all ready to go. All in all, it could have been way worse. In fact, it was way worse for quite a few families in the area.

Thank you so much for reading.

4 comments to Busy, busy, busy!:

paula54 said...

Hi Annette. I talked to Carie and she was up feeding Tennyson when the siren went off. She said they just got some strong wind and rain. Glad you're okay.

Colleen said...

Wow, Annette! I'm glad all you lost were a few trees. I'm happy you, Rod and Chris were safe! I'm sorry for those who had damage to their homes, but I hope they were at least fine, too. Scary stuff!!
Colleen :)

Jen said...

Man, Annette, I would be a basketcase too!!
Glad you all are safe..Hope the other families got out safe with just damages to the homes..Take care my Phriend...

barbara said...

I am so glad you three are alright, so sorry about all the other folks, I get scared when we get high winds but so far we have not had one of the big ones where we live.

Have a good week my friend