I was a little glib in my last post joking about tree branches falling during my run, but I was genuinely worried about the weather on Wednesday. Between checking the weather radar and getting calls from Mr.Blondie to see if we were ok, I didn’t sleep a wink. Fortunately we didn’t experience so much as a power flicker.
When he got home from his trip on Saturday morning, the first thing Mr. Blondie said as he walked in the door was “We need to go for a drive. You would not believe what I saw from the plane.”
He said it looked like someone took a brown marker and drew streaks across the green landscape. You could see the path the tornadoes took across Alabama and Georgia. We were fine, but just 15 miles south of us the storm did claim homes, and even a few lives.
Out of respect to the people who had their homes destroyed, we weren't about to stop the car to oogle and take pictures. It was so sad. However, we did get shots of some wooded areas and a business we saw.
The whole time we kept saying, “Wow, that could have been us.” Nature is so fickle. Some houses were completely demolished and other ones just half a block away were completely fine.
Every day is precious. Be sure you give your loved ones a big hug and kiss tonight. Even if they are a little strange sometimes :)
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