Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Life of a CrAzY Working Mom...

NOAA weather radio in conjunction with a three (almost 4!!!) year old who is terrified of storms kept my attention for a couple of hours in the wee morning. As the weather radio came on with it's very loud and annoying weather alert warning, I heard a sobbing Tyler in the background. This poor little guy, along with Oscar the wiener dog are completely petrified when storms roll in. I must admit that it is mostly my fault. We had a pretty bad scare when Tyler was young and had to hide out because there was a tornado just down the road from us. Thankfully that time we were spared and only had some limbs down in the yard. Now every time it rains he's afraid it is a tornado.

We finally went to sleep around 4:30. Apparently sometime after that the NOAA radio was finally silent and I fell back to sleep only to be awakened by my cell phone at 6:00. Thank goodness because sometime during my short slumber, our power must have gone off because my alarm clock was flashing 12:00. I quickly jumped out of bed with worry and fear thinking that for someone to be calling so early something must be wrong. I had no idea what time it actually was because it surely felt like I'd only just fallen back to sleep.

On the other end was my mother. I answered the phone, "Are you all right???" Her response was a "Yes" followed by a pause. My heart rate must have tripled at this very moment. "Is everyone else all right?" Her answer was again the same. She then began to tell me that her house was okay and my sister who lives right beside her was okay, but my brother's home was not. They had a tree in their kitchen! Said tree had also fallen across not one, but both of their vehicles! They are okay and so is their dog. I am glad everyone is okay, but they are all without electricity due to downed power lines. They had to cut a tree out of the road to get to my brother, his wife, and their 2 year old daughter and the road was closed going on into town.

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Now that my heart rate has returned to normal, I am going to drink some coffee and begin to wake the sleeping beasts, also known as my children and husband.

9 comments, add yours here:

Haley said...

Hey Glad everyone is alright!! Where did they Live??

Lois Grebowski said...

Oh Tisha, I'm so glad everyone is okay. I'm very afraid of storms. When I lived in my last home I stayed petrified. There were several large trees in my yard that could have easily fallen on the house. One did fall, but back near the lake.

Growing up in NW Ohio (tornado alley back then), we didn't have a basement. So everything we had a tornado warning or storm, Mom made us put on our tennis shoes so we could run...

Now that I live in huge concrete building high on a hill, my fears have dissipated a bit. Now I just worry about flying glass instead of trees.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Haley, they live in Butlerville (right outside of Beebe).

Callie Ann said...

I love storms but not when they destroy things... so I guess that is what they call an oxymoron.... or I could be calling myself a moron... uncertain.. but take care.. poor tyler. :9

Becca said...

Ack!!!! I'm glad they are okay, but that sounds pretty scary...

Twisted Cinderella said...

How Scary! I am so glad they are okay!

Desert Songbird said...

I am scared to death of tornadoes. Yet another reason we left the Midwest. They are extremely rare out here.

So glad no one was hurt.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Yikes, tornadoes Freak. Me. Out.

Amazing Gracie said...

I've never had a personal experience with tornadoes. They must be horrific! I've been through several earthquakes, and they're downright freaky. I'm glad the damage was only to the cars and that your bro and his family are okay!
~~~Blessings~~~