Friday, March 30, 2007

Yikes!

There's been a lot of wild weather around here today, tornado watches and warnings all over. One of the hard-hit spots was the very place where we visited the doctor in Waco yesterday. The Texas Ranger Museum, also in Waco, is threatened by high water, but the spokesman says they'll be able to move stuff to a higher part of the museum if the river gets too high.

We're about 45 miles from Waco, and we missed most of the bad stuff by a few miles. At least so far. There's another round of storms headed this way. I've had all the excitement I need for a while.

8 comments:

TM said...

Well, may the excellent recent medical news for your m-i-l be replicated in avoiding the heavy weather...or at least having it avoid you.

Duane Swierczynski said...

But you're Big Bill Crider--don't you eat tornadoes for breakfast? With a side of hail?

Livia said...

We had stormy weather, too. I'm glad it's passed. My daughter's roomate is going to be disappointed. She's from Germany and was in Florida this weekend so she missed the storms. She thinks Texans sit in lounge chairs watching tornados and she was looking forward to doing that.

Graham said...

Livia, your daughter's roommate was almost right. My across-the-street neighbor was off with the stormchasers the last two nights and saw a couple of tornadoes.

Bill Crider said...

We missed out on the side of hail, too, but I did sit on the patio on a lawn chair for a while.

Benjie said...

The only time I saw people that seemed to want to "sit in lounge chairs watching tornados" was when I lived in Mississippi for six months. The main one was my father-in-law.

Gerard said...

Aong the many sayings starting with "There are two kinds of people..." is "the kind who go in the basement and the kind that go outside to watch."

Bill Crider said...

The house where Judy lived years ago had a storm cellar in the back yard. In tornado weather, several folks would come over, but most of them walked around outside, looking at the sky, rather than getting in the cellar.