Friday, May 2, 2008

Springtime in Missouri

What can I say, I love my bed ... it's a Tempur-Pedic© and the most comfortable I've ever had the pleasure of owning. I sleep so soundly in it, so when Hubs woke me up at 2am frantic for us to head for cover in the shelter of my ill-kept dungeon, I knew something serious was going on outside. We live in a split level home, where sleeping on the top floor allows for every creak and shudder of the house to occasionally elude your sleep.
I was shaking out the cobwebs after he woke me, trying to comprehend all he was saying when I heard it - the Freight Train cometh!
It sounded like the roof was literally being lifted right off of the joint and the wind and rain were striking the windows so fiercely that I was afraid they would implode anytime!
In a drunken-like stupor, I slipped on my scoots and grab some extra clothes, pulled my blankie and pillows off the bed and headed downstairs to a safer area. I was so shaken up, it took me all of 5 seconds to fall back to sleep (hahaha) and when I woke the next morning, our house was still standing in one piece with nothing missing from it or the deck! (thank you Lord!)
I got up to get ready for work. On the way in, I passed so many downed trees with branches littering all the streets and when I turned into the parking lot, I was greeted with this. I must say, I think we got off easy on our side of town. No fatalities through the night, but plenty of damage and folks without power.

Yup - Springtime in Missouri!

10 comments:

Pond Creek Primitives said...

Oh, Cookie !!!! I'm so glad you and your family and your house is safe !!! We had that ugly system pass over us, too, with spotty damage all around, strong winds, hail, and intense lightning and heavy rain. We're supposed to get another round tonight. Yup, it's spring-thyme in Missouri ...

Take care over there, Miss Muffet !

Bee

Flora said...

You are truly blessed Cookie!!!!
Thank goodness your home was spared.
Blessings,Flora

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Cook, as much as I love Spring, I just dread the unstable weather it brings w/ it. This is tornado season here in the midwest, but it sure seems that so many have had the bad weather for months now.

Glad you're OK :)

Prim and Proper Folks said...

OMGOsh...Cookie I am so happy you and hubs are okay...that was one fierce storm!!! The angels were keeping a watch over you and hubs!

Suzanne said...

My Goodness! That would have been a scary thing....glad you could still get back to sleep though! :)
Thank goodness you, hubby and home are alright!

Bluejean Primitives said...

Isn't it SO scarey???? Well... you went back to sleep, but lol it really IS SCAREY! These storms that are hitting the midwest lately are just something else.

I'm glad you're safe.

Jeanbean

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Glad to know that all is well with you and yours, Cookie. Such devastation in sooo many areas. Snow is much less stressful than high winds and tornadoes.....but we get those here in the Front Range some, too. Not anything like when living in TX, though!! Hugs, Trudy

Pea said...

Oh cookie I am so glad that you are all okay. As well as the wonderful house. I am blessed I don't have those things to worry about often. Be careful my sweets.
Hugs,Pea

Doreen said...

Wow Cook...I'm so glad you are all okay. There are so many crazy storms floating around the USA right now..it's scarey.

Thank God you're safe. Many hugs and thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello :)

Doreen :)

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Dang Goob!! That was scary! Thank goodness you both were okay.
Heck, I shake the cobwebs out of my noggin mornin', noon and night. :> )
~Peanut