November 19th 2013 9:33 pm
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Today is late on Tuesday...
Sunday was 2 days ago...and what a day that was:(
It started out rather mild in temperature fur this time of the year...but gradually things declined.
The wind picked up, and thick ominous clouds were scudding all over the dark sky. Every once in a while there would be a downpour...and that wind just got stronger and stronger.
The weatherman said there was a tornado watch...OMC.
Meowmy had to go to her work...nothing cancels the goings on in a nursing home.
Pawppy stayed home with us, he felt it was a risky thing to go to evening church service, because the high winds might make driving hazardous, and he wanted to be here to take us all in the cellar if need be...meowmy had shown him where the carriers were, and dog-guy's leash.
Then after darkness had nearly set in, the wind began to howl and buffet the whole are with a vengeance. And the rain...OMC, it was coming in horizontal sheets.
At meowmy's work place all the blinds had been closed for a safety measure in case the wind would blow in the windows. And residents who could be up were taken in their wheelchairs to the main living room...all the while the TV was blaring about the severe thunderstorm warning...thankfurly not a tornado in our locale.
Then meowmy heard that the winds had raged about at 70mph in our town, and even worse in other parts of our state. Wow! That is the speed limit on our interstates!
Meowmy took a moment to call pawppy from her work...usually not ever allowed...and was furry relieved that he and us furs were all fine, we still had our den, and we did NOT have to go in the cellar, Phew!
So on her way home meowmy noticed a lot of thick darkness...strange on a night with a full moon...it was still furry cloudy...so...she knew that there were a lot of power outages.
So she carefurly drove through this darkness, hoping to not meet any deer or any other road hazards...angels were guarding and guiding her home..and she arrived here safely, not too much later than normal on her work evenings.
And lo and behold our little village had POWER! What a blessing!
The power had not gone off here at all!
In the morning lots of schools and businesses had to be closed due to either no power, trees/power lines over roads, damage to buildings and so on.
Today some still have no power, and some may not get it until Friday! Yikes! Its cold out, too:(
Even a area SPCA was without power...so volunteers were bringing lots of blankets and other supplies to that place. They have their power back on tonight, hooray!
Meowmy saw that there were lots of branches strewn over our property, and a few large limbs, but no trees had completely blown over, and we have a lot in the back of our yard. We lost a piece of our siding, but meowmy was able to reinsert it in place.
There was a lot of roofing material in our yard, too...from the neighbors house. So that was returned to its rightful owner, though goodness knows if they can replace it all without professional help.
Today meowmy noticed that the back sunroom/porch has some water damage...oh-oh...a leaky spot in the flat roof, that isn't good. So we too will need a fixer man! MOL!
We are not grumbling though...we are all safe and together, and warm and cozy.
There were some tornadoes in other parts of our state...
And a severe one in Illinois:(
We are blessed to be unscathed.
Today was bright and sunny, though cold and still breezy.
Minko decided to nap in a big packing box, MOL!
Pipo was sunbathing...and dog-guy was...well doing doggy junk!
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Glad y'all are ok!
Wow, how scary. All this stuff totally missed us. Thank catness you're all OK. Hey, the speed limit on our Highway is only 65, hmpf.
Sure am glad you guys are ok!
Wow! I don't even know what to say except that I'm soooo glad you are all safe and escaped with so little damage. It certainly was an awful day for a lot of peeps.
So glad you're all okay!
So relieved you made it through okay! Sounds very skeery to me . . .
My goodness guys! That sounds scary! We are so thankful that all of you and your comfy den are safe and sound.
I am so glad you're okay, my friends! I was watching over you and sending protective Angel Dust over you and your families~
Poo & the Krew
Hi kitty pals! Thanks for the caring purrs and thoughts.
We had such beautifur weather today, a bit breezy, but the sun was out, and it was in the upper 40's.
So different than a few days ago...There are crews all about our area doing clean-up and repairs.
This weekend when meowmy is on days off...we are to have rain again...and snow showers...go figure! Sheesh!
Scary wind is here tonight. We have nothing like you got and hope it stays that way. It's bitter cold fur sure. Hope our lights stay on as the kittens are scared in the dark. Hope you guys have a good Thanksgiving day. We are suppose to have sunshine and high of 35 we will be cozy-ed up by the fireplace.
We are glad we didn't hve to go anywhere out east...we used to say adieu to the peeps and they would go to DC each year...now they do not go anywhere, Hooray!
We hope things improve weather-wise.
We will purr fur you.
Staying all cozy sounds wonderfur!