She amazes me with how easily she does those things. She can't read a road map worth a darn, but can put together a thousand piece puzzle in just a day or two.
Our weather the past three weeks has been quite frightful. Beginning on Easter Sunday, we had tornadoes develop just east of us that destroyed lots of property and killed fourteen people. Then the following Sunday we had one develop just south of us which killed one, while devastating an area almost a mile wide and nearly sixty miles long.
Last Thursday(April 23) our phones awakened us at 3AM for a tornado warning. Clicked on the television to find that the tornado was only miles from our house, and we were in its direct path. We quickly got dressed, grabbed Sally, and got in our middle bathroom. Almost immediately our lights went out and we heard it coming. Never before had we heard the sound so many speak of. That train coming. We heard it loud and clear as we cowered down. I don't know if I've ever felt more relief than when we heard that train leaving. Heavy rain was falling as I opened our front door. Pitch black darkness, but I knew it hit close. I could smell the broken pines on the wind. We called all our neighbors to check on them. All were shaken, but no one was hurt. One knew he had damage to his home, but with darkness we couldn't assess much.
As it became light, we could see the path. It missed our property by a couple hundred yards, but devastated our neighbors farm. Actually missed his house by a scant twenty yards. His barn and many outbuildings destroyed.
Our power lines under those trees.
Many of you have seen pictures of what we call our little lane. It's the road past our house, and the one we walk most days.
This is what it looked like on Thursday morning.
Saturday afternoon as we returned home the power company was working on our road. About 9:30 Saturday night our power was restored. One can't say enough about what a great job those guys do in such adverse conditions.
Sunday morning was quiet in the neighborhood. Everyone was worn out. We decided to take a walk down our lane.
I don't think it will ever look the same......jc