Well, as you may have guessed, I didn't make it to bed last night. I was finishing up a few things and getting ready to go when my Weatherbug alert chirped at me. I opened it up and saw that a tornado warning had been issued for my county. I turned the TV back on to see what was going on.
I don't think I've ever seen a radar quite that color before.
My first thought was, "Oooh, pretty" until it sank in just what those colors meant. My next thought was, "Ohhh, scary."
I thought briefly about just riding it out, but eventually discretion got the better of me, and I went next door. Since the severe weather/wind shear warning was going to last until 3:00 AM, James said, "You might as well stay the night," So I did.
I don't know about you, but I don't sleep well when I'm not in my own bed. It was well after midnight before I finally fell asleep, and even then, I slept lightly and restlessly. Cue the walking zombie.
Anyway, we made it through OK, though it is being reported that there was a tornado touched down in the area and at least one home was badly damaged. Mike said there was hail out by his house, but I don't know what damage he got. We didn't get too much damage here, thank goodness. I did find one single shingle in my yard, so that was a blessing. That it was one shingle and not the entire roof. It came off right at the eave of my house, and shouldn't be too hard to nail back into place.
The most tragic news of the day is The Empty Chair seems to have been downed by a falling limb...
Let's all take a moment of silence to remember what The Empty Chair meant to all of us.
As for me, two nights in a row of little sleep have just about done me in. I think I'll go to bed early.