Saturday, June 7, 2008

A Tornado? What the HECK!!!

I knew that moving to the East meant some changes, but I never knew it meant tornados. Now I have been through the hurricanes and earthquakes of the Caribbean, but I have no idea what to do in the event of a tornado. Yesterday about 3 p.m. there was a tornado warning flashing across the TV for our part of the state and even our county. So I watched the sky expecting the worst. Nothing! About 7 p.m. Tyson and I went for a small walk/trike ride. We got about 1/4 of a mile down the road and the dark clouds rolled in and so did the wind. I yanked Tyson off his bike and we hid in an open garage, and then called Vaughn to come and get us. Thank goodness for cell phones. He came before the major storm hit. We were in the house for about 1 minute and then the thunder cracked and the lightening lit up the sky and the trees hung low from the wind. I was ready to grab the family and jump into the bathtub with Tyson's mattress over us. (The only reason I would do that is because I saw it on "Desperate Housewives" I know I know...let the laughing begin, but I had no idea what else to do. Heck, I grew up in Circleville, Ut, what do you expect. LOL)

Luckily the storm lasted all but 5 minutes and then it slowed down to a drizzle. WHEW!! One crisis averted.


Cluff Family said...

AWESOME Nicole! You've got quite the history of surviving Natural Disasters :) You are going to know how to survive anything! Tyson looks like he is getting HUGE! I guess it has been over 6 months since we last saw the kid! You also look great in the prego picture and the new hairdo is sexy I say! I can't wait to have someone do some serious trimming/highlighting to mine. We are due to have this little girl ANY DAY! I've started to dialate so I'm hoping for sooner rather than later... then I'll have some serious survival stories to tell :)
We miss you girl!