Sunday, May 1, 2011

Storm Aftermath

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 :)

14 comments:

  1. That is so devastating! I imagine it was a spectacular (not in a good way) sight to see from above.

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  2. How horrible. :( Although I was in the same boat a couple of weeks ago when we got our bad storms up here. I was all glib about it and then found out that the thing passed frighteningly close to us. And that people had died. So so sad.

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  3. My family lives in Ringgold. The damage has been absolutely devastating. I had no idea until Thursday morning how bad it really was. We are so grateful that our family members and friends are alive and well, but so much has been destroyed.

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  4. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that Lauren. It was unreal to see the damage up close, I can't imagine what your family is going through. I'm glad to hear everyone is safe though.

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  5. Oh,wow. I can imagine how worried your guy was about you.

    Precious photo of your little one.

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  6. Thanks Gina :) We haven't figured out what's up with the oven mit, but she likes wearing it out of the house.

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  7. The storms were scary and caused so much destruction. We were lucky too and didn't have any damage, but it was a long night.

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  8. Oh gosh... It's insane how powerful those storms can be. Very happy to hear that you and yours are safe and okay, though. :)
    And your daughter is totally rocking that oven mitt.

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is so scary. So glad you are ok!

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  10. What? You don't wear oven mitts while in the car?! She's too cute.

    It's amazing that you were so close to the destruction. So sad to hear about the storm and the lives it took. :( Glad that you all are safe. Times like this definitely remind you to hold loved ones a little tighter.

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  11. Wow. I bet it was incredible to see everything from the plane.

    We found out today that some of my Hubs Uncle's family in Alabama were killed, some are still missing, and some are in the hospital. so sad.

    I admit that I have watched very little coverage of the damage. I can't handle all the sadness.

    Love the picture of your baby girl. The oven mitt is to cute!

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  12. What? You don't wear oven mitts while in the car?! She's too cute.

    It's amazing that you were so close to the destruction. So sad to hear about the storm and the lives it took. :( Glad that you all are safe. Times like this definitely remind you to hold loved ones a little tighter.

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  13. Oh,wow. I can imagine how worried your guy was about you.

    Precious photo of your little one.

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  14. How horrible. :( Although I was in the same boat a couple of weeks ago when we got our bad storms up here. I was all glib about it and then found out that the thing passed frighteningly close to us. And that people had died. So so sad.

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