Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tired of Tornados

It is day 4 of tornados - and quite frankly - they can go away!!
Sunday - we had tornados to the east and the west of us. All the guys were in Laramie - so I told them to stay there... My dog and I stayed in the basement.
Yesterday they cropped up just as we were getting ready to load up horses and head out.... right into the eye of the storm. Needless to say - we unloaded and stayed put.
Today was much more fun - we watched 2 tornados from the Dentist's office, and watched them move east ( towards my house). After our dentist appt. there was still a tornado warning for my town, so we went to Coldstone Creamery and killed time. While we were hanging out, and amusing the staff, the power went out. The manager says - oh boy - now what. And my boys said - give us spoons - we will eat everything that melts. Sadly for them the power went back on.
We made it home to some incredible flooding and lots of hail on the roads. For us to flood is quite a feat - we live on sand, and on a hill... a good sized steep hill. I am probably not the only one to wish that the weather pattern would change. No tornados touched down here - but we hear of where they did.
On to quilts!!
These two beauties came in from Vancouver WA. Form Susan G, Claire B, and Rose Ann L. The pattern is from Quilts and More - Winter 2008. They are really beautiful. Thank you ladies for all your hard work!! They are perfect Quilts of Valor!!

My Dove Chocolate quote for the day: "Do not look back and ask Why, look forward and ask why not?"
Have a great one!!


LizA. said...

Not being a big fan of storms, I can only imagine how terrifying a tornado must be. But hey, would you send some of that rain back this way?!? We have been so dry (and hot), the weather people are saying we are a month ahead in heat and lack of water. I miss my rain.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Alycia! We are in tornado alley here, and I remember living in Colorado and they were pretty rare. Now those winds on the front range could almost qualify for tornados! Glad things missed you all.

We've had a lot of rain here and severe storms on all sides of us, but we've been lucky....

Someday when we have time, remind me to send you a couple of photos of the damage from the ice storm of '07!

Take care and keep those boys busy!


Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh Alycia!! We have had a VERY cool spring up here in WI, so tornados haven't zoned in on us yet (THANKFULLY)! I share your concern (fear?) though!!!

Sharkeysday said...

Yikes! Stay safe! Maybe you can move all of your quilting stuff to the basement!
Quick thinking on the boy's part about the ice cream tho! :)

paula, the quilter said...

Speaking of melting ice cream, the DQ here in town had their freezer go out overnight. The owner is a good friend of my employer. We all went and 'rescued' lots of Dilly Bars and ice cream cakes. Yum. With all the storms moving through, we will have to hire some goats and sheep to come and graze because our yard will be too tall to mow.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my Alycia...that is scarey!
We have never had weather like that close to us.
Take good care of yourselves.