We had some excitement here in Steel City yesterday -- a tornado warning, and some unconfirmed sightings of funnel clouds too. And one item reported that a possum was seen being flung about on the wind. Gotta love a city with possums. We know that with all the hills, a tornado is likely to just bounce off the hilltops if it would touch down, but we were concerned about flooding -- especially with Chim being across the river. So Mr. Sweetie took off during the onset of the storm to get her from school, where she and her classmates were huddled in the bathroom after being roused from their naps. She was more scared than Mr. Sweetie will acknowledge and I can't blame her. I got a little scared... OK, I freaked out when I heard a loud rumble of thunder and I turned to exit my room to grab Badger from his crib, and I somehow smacked my head on a door, giving me a giant goose egg. But we hung out in the basement until the storm was over! Then once Chim and Mr. Sweetie were home, we went out to dinner because we didn't have power so no cooking was happening here. We finally got power restored around 1030pm.
So that's all the weather from here. Thankfully we were relatively unaffected except for some adreneline but we're sending our love out to those in our city who have damage from the wind and water.