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!