Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tornado hit my car-DQ anyone?

After a great webinar at Children's Home Society and Family Services on adoption and the feeding relationship, I was heading to pick up my daughter when a tornado hit. Thank goodness she wasn't in the car. I watched as it formed about 100 yards in front of my car (trapped in construction zone with cement all around, and bumper to bumper traffic.) It was surreal to watch the gray swirl, large branches and debris heading for my car. Terrifying, crazy, slow motion, trying to dial my husband on the phone with shaking hands...
I am off to Target tomorrow to buy one of those NOAA radios that will wake you up if there is a storm watch. Folks, if there is a tornado watch, don't get in your car. It was horrible. (Of note, there was no warning, or sirens, this was one of those that just popped up...)
Enjoyed a Dairy Queen Blizzard on the way home to commemorate my close call. My kiddo pitched a fit when they didn't get her order just right- cup of vanilla ice-cream, cone perched on top with a side of sprinkles. I think she could sense I was still a little on edge. I just bought an extra one to appease her. My nerves couldn't take it!
Hug your loved ones!


  1. I'm glad you survived the tornado and I hope you recover emotionally. How terrifying!
    I enjoyed the webinar today:) Thanks for answering my questions. I linked to your website and I hope that's okay!

  2. I've been telling people about your close call. I can't imagine. I dream about tornadoes a lot and I had another one last night. I usually get sucked up in them and then get put down gently. Anyway, we bought one of those radios after our close call with a tornado last summer. It really is comforting. They are very loud and sometime annoying during storm season, but as you now know, it's worth it.

    So glad you are ok.