Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Some of you might have heard about the storms and tornadoes we've had in TN, especially in Dickson where I live.  Even more specifically, my neighborhood was hit hard, but mostly trees.  It just missed me.  I saw the straight-line winds whizzing by my house.  I watched out the window in fascination and later on fear because I've never seen horizontal rain before.  It was actually horizontal and really fast.  I heard 70+ mph!  Big, healthy trees were uprooted all along my street.  They all seemed to fall in yards and not on houses, but some of them fell on power lines.  I had no electricity from about 1:45 Monday until around 10:00 this morning.  There was no damage to my trees or house.  As I said, it just missed me.  I think there was a tornado near here, too, and that rainy wind might have been part of it.  Since I haven't seen the news but just read what people wrote on Facebook, I don't know much.  It will be in the local paper today. 

This morning when I went to breakfast, the Electric Company guys were up the street working on the lines.  I stopped to applaud and thank them.  They said some people won't have electricity until next week sometime and that there were 20 volunteer units here helping them.  I saw them drive along my street last night around 10:00.  They said they decided to work on it today during daylight.  I said that seemed like a good idea and asked if they'd gotten any sleep.  They said not much. 

I've been going to bed really early since there's nothing else to do.  While I was in the car charging my phone at night, I turned on the dome light and read.  Yes, isn't it great that I know how to turn that off and on now?  Thanks, Sam.  It's been great having the iPhone, but I'm so glad to be able to type on the laptop instead of thumb-texting email.  That's so tedious. 

Well, that's my news.  What have I missed?

10 comments:

Bob said...

Yikes Joy.
We had thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings, but really only got some bad rain.
Glad you're okay!

froggy said...

omg!! My folks went thru one of those storms in Louisiana. They called it a horizontal tornado. What have you missed.... fighting in Libya, radiating in Japan, Dems and GOP blaming each other for original sin - in other words nothing new.

Beth said...

Glad you're safe and sound!

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i am so glad you are ok! we had a tornado/straight line wind thing tear the roof off our house when i was in middle school. it was terrifying. plaster was coming down off the ceiling as we ran around and tried to collect the water in pans and i got knocked over by a large piece. why we were trying to collect the water i don't remember- it seemed like the thing to do after the roof went.


xxalainaxx

David Dust said...

For some reason I get a big chuckle picturing you in the car - reading and charging your phone.

Glad you are ok.

XOXOXOXOXO

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Thank goodness you are okay! I remember sitting in my truck charging my phone and computer ofter Ike!

Sam said...

God love a bright Dome light!

Chris said...

So glad that you have your power back - hugs to joy :)

Joy said...

I thought it was funny while I was sitting there in the car reading, DD, and wondered if anyone chuckled when they drove by if they noticed.

Jackie said...

My brother called and told me about the storm. When he told met he high school was hit, I didn't think about your being in its path as well. Glad you're ok.