April 10, 2008

Sleep Tight

The wind and rain keep coming. We've had several days of continuous wind, rain, hail and tornado sirens. We're wishing now for a peaceful night of sleep. This week alone we awoke to tornado sirens at 2:30 a.m., a barrage of hail stones pouring down on our home, and thunder so loud it seems to have hovered only above our house in the neighborhood. The thunder rattles every window on the house and the dining room chandelier rattles as well. It truly jolts you from sleep.

When the sirens sounded this week, A. rolled over and asked if they pertained to us. My poor sleep deprived husband. For anyone new to the sound of tornado sirens, if you hear sirens they pertain to you.
A public service message brought to you by the letters "A" and "H."

But in my dear husband's defense, he never experienced a tornado, or tornado sirens, growing up in Mexico. I, on the other hand, can remember tornado drills in elementary school.

We're very lucky that our home has not sustained any damage, and we have a dry place to sleep. Many in our community have not been as fortunate.

Sleep tight.

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