Monday, May 23, 2011

Wicked Skies

I feel lucky after last night's storm. I have been bemoaning my lack of a basement for 7 years. I like a basement, a safe little cave to crawl into. We had a basement in our house in Minnesota. When the weather forecast was iffy, we would just go sleep in the basement. Not roughing it, we had a duplicate master bedroom with a king size bed and a TV in our basement lair. All the comforts of home. Well, we did have to hike up half a flight of stairs to use the bathroom. The storm would pass through and no matter the damage, we were safe.

Not here. This building is made of cedar and has been here since the 60's. But, it is just a wood building. So, when I see the banner run across the screen on the TV, I pay attention. Yesterday, though, I discovered it was a free Showtime weekend, so I had the DVR in overdrive, taping two shows at once. I was in my own little world in my sewing room listening to an audio book. He who is addicted to talk radio was at work, so it was just me and my furry trio. I had reached a point in the dress I was sewing to cut around some decorative stitching and decided to watch TV while I did so.

There is no window to look out in the sewing room, so the first indication I had of a storm was the dark sky. Wicked dark, I should say. I looked at the clock, wondering just how long I had been sewing, but it was still early. I locked up the store and kept an eye on the clouds swirling about. The dogs were anxious and my ears started popping. Oscar set up a little mournful howl and Wall-E whined, while Emmy walked in circles. It got darker and we all sat in the hallway together as the rain came down and the thunder and lightning sounded. I could hear the wind whistling, too. It stopped after a very short time, maybe 10 minutes or less. I noticed that my pants were wet when I got up .......... dog pee. Emmy has a little bladder control issue when she is nervous.

About half an hour later, everything was bathed in a weird orange glow. It was like looking through tinted safety glasses. Did anyone else see it?

9 comments:

squawmama said...

Thank goodness it was Emmy... My daughter doesn't have a shelter either and I worry about her all the time! Stay safe ☺
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

Kathy G said...

Better Emmy with the bladder problem than you! Glad everyone is safe.

Cathy said...

Hello Kathy
Thought of you this morning when I heard a really nasty 'storm' went through Missouri. Are you far from the town that was but isn't anymore? So many deaths its hard to comprend - we have our bush fires and floods but these storms sound really hard to comprehend
Take care
Cathy

SkippyMom said...

I missed this on the news and didnt' see it until tonight - it is so devastating.

I am so glad you are okay. Truly.

Brian Miller said...

wow sounds like a wicked storm...scary stuff...glad you are ok...

ellen abbott said...

The weather gods are on a rampage. so glad you are safe.

jojo said...

oh sure, blame it on the dog! Glad you are all safe...take care..;j

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labbie1 said...

Please tell me the Mother Ship is still there!!!! Please!!!! The tornados missed us in KS too! Thank goodness!!!! At one point we thought we heard one, but if it was, it was either in the clouds or further away...