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I meant to post this morning, but life got away from me. For those worried about the tornadoes here, there were no touchdowns in my neighborhood, although some places south and west of us got absolutely pounded. I've never seen hail that large (even though I only saw it on screen = the size of a half dollar!! One man's car looked like someone jumped on it with a pogo stick - it can kill you when it's that size.) We didn't even get a drop of rain, as we were under the north wall of the funnel cloud front, and everything drops from the southern wall. (Tornadoes are cool. And scary.)

I got some amazing photographs of the clouds forming, however, and through a retelling of "The 3 Little Pigs" gwas able to get my Emily to go to sleep without nightmares. (Huffed and puffed, but they couldn't blow the house of bricks down.) Next time I'll have to use the Wizard of Oz...

I'm behind on a million things, so I wish you all a happy Tuesday! WEDNESDAY, i is s-m-r-t!!

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redbrickrose
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Tuesday! *g*

I'm glad you are unscathed by tornados. That sounded scary.
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (It was pretty scary - mostly because I was trying to keep the kids calm, gah.)

*squish and love*
leila82
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're safe! I was studying in Highland Park and saw the clouds piling up and pretty much hightailed it home before the rain started falling, because things just looked so...off.

We used to live in Kansas when I was much younger, so I've some fun run-ins with funnel clouds and hail and the like. *fond memories*
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah - that green sky was SKEERY. Oh, you're from Kansas? Yeah, you know all about this stuff! :D
brandil
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Glad you're safe, happy Tuesday!
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Smooch, smooch, smooch! I hope you have a good day, sweetheart! I'm off for a long walk, since yesterday's weird weather kept me inside...
lynnenne
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Glad everyone is okay! *hugs*
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
We are! Em came home early today, the teacher said she seemed "out of sorts." Awww, she has nerves, poor little bun.
lynnenne
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's probably pretty scary for the little ones. Poor thing. *snuggles her*

*and you*
poshcat
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
I would love to see those pics OMG! You're lucky to have missed the worst of it.

And I had a lovely Tuesday yesterday, thank you for that! :0D
poshcat
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Wait, is that Tuesday thing some kind of inside joke? It is, isn't it? ::is outside::
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA - it's WEDNESDAY!? Hahahaha. I suck.
poshcat
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
LOL! So it's not an inside joke so much as blackouts from your last bender, is that it? ::pats your bum::
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hee hee!! No, no, I just COMPLETELY believed today was Tuesday, so what a bonus to be further along in the week! *celebrates by drinking too much* Ha.
wickedgrdn
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you and your family are alright. I was totally wigging out when you said you were turning off comments and the electricity. GOT FREAKED, YO. :) Huge sigh of relief that you guys managed to miss it. I can't wait to see these pictures, because while tornados terrify me to no end, they are also fascinating, ZOMG. ;)
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs!* We are fine - and we just make it a practice to turn off phones, etc. in electrical storms here, as the lightening bolts can arc 5 miles long! Yeesh. We've fried modems from lightening strikes in the past!
lettered
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you guys are okay!
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Me, too! *is glad we have a reinforced room in the house for such weather conditions*

<3
floweringjudas
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Hump Day! Also v good about the tornadoes.

Dude, one summer when I was about 10, we had a hailstorm where the hail was as big as baseballs. For srs. XD A guy was mowing the Dixie Youth baseball field while the storm was going on (dumbass) and totally got knocked out cold by one.
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
I can't believe he didn't get his brains mashed! (Here's where you insert the joke about not being able to tell if he had)
cordelianne
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yay to you all being fine! *hugs*

I was amused by your comment on your previous post about the coach being Canadian - I suspect I would have had a similar reaction, "But it's not snowing", so it's very good he listened to you! *g*
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Hee hee! I mean, he wants to tell me about de-icing? I'm all over his expertise! (And the coach is a GREAT guy. I've yet to meet anyone from Canada that I didn't like, honestly!)

<3 <3 <3
a2zmom
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your area is fine. That weather sounds scary enough that I need a bedtime story.
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Me, too! I mean, tornadoes I grew up with, so I don't take them lightly. I've seen paper driven through phone poles like it was a knife in a slab of wood. All from the force of the wind! There's a good reason we moved to this exact spot - tornadoes historically have circled this little patch of prairie...

<3
cityphonelines
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness!! You're my third tornado area victim of the week!

*is grateful her city is surrounded by purple mountains majesty*

Pictures!!! Want pictures!
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
No victim! Just witness! And since the Oak CLiff tornado had its anniversary TWO DAYS before this storm, we're all a little wary, is what's going on.

(I didn't meant to panic anyone, I just know that when I hear of bad weather for my flisters, I want to know they're okay.) I have three more shots to take on this roll (is SO old fashioned) and then I'll have many pics!
romanyg
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you and yours are alright!
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We are!! *hugs you and your kiddos*
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stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Why is Mother Nature so cruel, as to take away your warmth?? CLearly you should move to the south - we don't even have black flies! :)

That hail was ASTOUNDING. The news reports this morning showed acres of car lots with damaged hoods, like kangaroos jumped all over them. YOW.
southernbangel
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Like I told you in the email, as long as I still have a place to stay, I don't care if your kids got blown away. Because it is all about me!me!me! As long as *I* am not affected, pfft to you.

:DDDDD

Super glad you're A-OK! We hardly get tornadoes here (that would be to the west and north of Birmingham really. Suckers. :P) but we can get the after-effects. I freak out about those so I can't imagine how crazy I would be if I was actually *in* the tornado's path.
stoney321
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Someone stood on their porch last night and got a shot of the funnel cloud and sent it to the local news, it looked JUST LIKE Dorothy's twister! It didn't actually touch down until it was 20 miles south-west of my house, so I could only see the front and wall of water. (Like looking in a car wash!)

YOUR PLACE IN MY HOME IS SECURE. I am now sealing it off with reinforced steel to keep it that way until your arrival, over.

:D and ♥!!
entrenous88
Apr. 5th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Eeeeeek to tornados! Eeeek to the scary power!hail!!!

I'm glad everything is okay with all of you! <3
stoney321
Apr. 5th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
Girlfriend, it has been a dramatic 24 hours, omg! I'm about to run a bubbly bath and let Calgon take my troubles away. *g*

<3 <3 <3
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