Sunday, February 17, 2008

The weather radio...

Recently Russell's parents gave us a weather radio. Russell hooked it up and put it in the kitchen, where, his mother worried we would NOT be able to hear it should we have a warning. Today has been so windy, but no rain to speak of....hubby went to his office late this afternoon, leaving me home with the dogs and cats, when suddenly we heard this ear piercing, teeth rattling alarm go off. I thought it was the fire alarm and was rushing around trying to find a fire...a house in our neighborhood recently suffered a fire...when I discovered no fire, I realized it was the weather radio!

I called Russell who had gone to his office for a while and he said not to worry everything was fine. My husband has a minor in psychology and I am thankful every day of my life that he didn't decide to actually BE a psychologist. I mean he would have had no repeat customers because he would either say one of two need to get over it or everything will be fine. He's usually right, that's not the point!

Also about this time as lightning is flashing and rain has started to fall, the dogs go to the door and decide it is time to go outside. I say no, they plead yes, so we go out with a big umbrella and I'm praying the lightning won't strike the umbrella and in doing so me too! They do hurry because they really don't like getting wet.

Sadly, I know there was a lot of weather damage yesterday, but we were o.k. and never lost power. So today the yard is full of fallen leaves and small limbs and I probably should get out there and start picking up!

Once again, I'm thankful for God's protection! Have a good day all!


Tonja said...

We got some rain and wind out of the storm, but no damage. We're fotunate. My town has installed weather alert sirens all over town to warn folks in case of weather danger. Makes me feel good to know we have those.

Needled Mom said...

The storms have seemed so bad this year. I am glad to hear that you escaped with no major damage.

The new radio sounds like it will be a big help should you ever need it for the real thing. What a wise gift!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you were okay. Unfortunately, I know others in Alabama who didn't suffer so well. Thankfully, it was only material losses.

leslie said...

It's scary when you're alone in the house and a storm comes up like that. I often hear my house creaking...even in calm weather, and it unnerves me. Glad you were okay, though.

thouartloosed said...

I got a great chuckle out of your comment about your hubby!