Thursday, June 17, 2010

Taking Cover

Tornado sirens went off just a short time ago. I'm hanging in the basement bedroom with 6 dogs and 2 cats. I grabbed the necessities like my purse, camera, computer, and  back-up. A is outside on the deck watching the sky. Every storm she helps me herd the crew into the basement, makes sure I have a flashlight and radio then she leaves me to pace around the outside of the house, check the barometer, and listen to the storm passing overhead. We've been under a weather watch all day and A is on high alert; logging on to watch the radar and tapping the barometer to check the pressure then muttering "It's dropping, babe. Some thing's coming." Sad thing is that if we were hit, the house would probably cave in on me and she wouldn't be touched. :)

Last weekend was the first of the three weddings we are attending this month. This was the wedding for one of the doctors I work with. We've had a lot of fun at his expense the the last few months. We threw him a "bridal" shower and made him wear a tiara and veil throughout his party. He was a good sport and sat there proudly opening his gifts.

The wedding was short and sweet; only 30 minutes from the entrance to the exit and afterward A leaned over to whisper "Bless the Lutherans-they know how to have a wedding." Then it was off to the reception for drinks, dinner and dancing.

    I was promised 3 pieces of cake and I collected. :)
Really, really drunk.
We had the big boss man holding all our purses.
Our other boss man is so quiet and reserved in the office. Get some alcohol into him and he becomes a drunkin' frat boy and loves to dance and party with us gals. We look forward to the 2-3 times a year we get to see him let his hair down.

Well I'm happy to report we are safe and the worst of the storms have passed us by. I'm hoping everyone was as lucky as we were. Now I'm off to finish evening chores and prepare for another balls-to-the-wall Friday. Happy Friday everyone!


aneke said...

So WHY is A alone upstairs when there's a TORNADO COMING?! I would handcuff her to me if I had to.

We don't get tornado's in SA. Yay.

Anonymous said...

I heard about the tornados that hit and it sounds like you girls are lucky to have them miss you! Whew! So happy you two are ok.

Camlin said...

glad you're both okay! I love storms, but necessity forces me to take cover, especially when the six year old is at home.

kym said...

Glad to hear you are all okay. I love a good storm, but tornados are scary.

Fun photos!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

So glad you are safe!

My love to both A and you.


Jude said...

I hated those things when we were living in the south. Our safe room was the bathroom. The small bathroom..ugh. Glad nothing came about your storm.

And look at sexy you getting your grove on!

Ms. Moon said...

Mmmm. Tornadoes. No thank-you. Someone usually calls me to tell me they heard on the radio that a tornado is heading my way. Then I listen for the train sound but whoops! The train track is in my back yard so yeah, I frequently hear it. Oh, it's all too much for me.
And let me add that it's the quiet, reserved types you have to watch out for.
I'm late with this but happy weekend to both of you!

Mel's Way or No Way said...

Aneke-Handcuffs? Hmmmm, that's an option to consider. :)

Camlin-I could hide out with the 6 year old while you and A stormchase.

Jude, I'm blushing. The bedroom is not ideal since it has a window but I'm not hanging out in the bathtub. I'll take my chances.

Ms. Moon-you don't have to warn me about the quiet, reserved ones since I'm usually one of them until I get some alcohol.