Most of my wahoo focus was intended to be related to the Saturday swim meet, today (because it was definitely very wahooey), but I have to throw in a big wahoo for the safety of my handsome eldest, who sat out the worst of yesterday's storms in a part of Memphis, Tennessee that was not hit directly by the tornadoes. He did see the formation of a tornado and many distant explosions, but wisely chose to stay put when he heard news that Midtown Memphis (where he now lives) was "getting socked" and someone's roof was in the middle of a road on his path home. Many grateful wahooey thanks to God for his safety and prayers go out to those who lost homes, friends and loved ones in Tuesday's terrible storms.
Will share more wahoos, later.
Bookfool, about to rush out the door to fetch the youngest.
Definitely a big wahoo for that! Those storms were horrible...Glad to hear he's safe!ReplyDelete
I agree, definitely a big wahoo! Listening to the news this morning was astounding. Your relief must be palpable!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Chris. Yeah, those were some pretty scary, deadly storms.ReplyDelete
Did you stay safe last night?I thought of my fellow southerners last night while watching tv News of the storms?
Eldest called me frequently, last night, so I was getting a bit of a play-by-play. Yeah, it was a huge relief. That storm system was really nasty and I was horrified to read how many people died, but honestly not surprised after hearing him describe what he saw and heard. It was intense.
We were fine, here. The only major damage in our area was one home that was destroyed by a fallen tree. Fortunately, nobody was home (and the cats were fine -- there's a photo of a police officer carrying a cat away from the house on the front page of the paper). We do have lots of limbs to pick up. While I was driving the kiddo to swim practice, a very large limb landed on the front walkway. I had to move chunks of it to get to the front door and it dented the guttering a bit, but that was the worst of it for us so we're happy. :)
Wahoo indeed! I'm glad he's safe and sound.ReplyDelete
Horrible storms, but I'm SO glad your son is safe!! A definite wahoo is in order!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Andi. :)ReplyDelete
I lived in Oxford for 5 years before moving here and prior to that up around corinth in our fair state.
Thanks, Stephanie. We are definitely appreciating Eldest's safety. I was glued to the computer screen, watching the photos roll in. Scary, scary and so much loss of life.ReplyDelete
Uber cool! I love Oxford. Eldest just graduated from Ole Miss. I don't know if I've ever been to Corinth, but I love the northern part of the state because it's not hot for *quite* so long. :)
Okay, so a blizzard isn't really all that bad...ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're all safe, especially the eldest. That had to be scary for all of you.
And how is it you've got to such good looking young men?
Yeah, I guess blizzards are pretty tame by comparison with killer tornadoes.
It was an interesting night, that's for sure. Eldest and I spoke by phone quite a bit; and, I had my eye on Weather Underground (watching the big mean storm go over him) and the Memphis news online. He did make a comment about the roof in the middle of the road on his path home, while he was waiting for the storm to let up: "I hope it's not my roof." But, otherwise, he was quite calm and even awestruck by his first sighting of a tornado. I trusted that he'd know when to move away from the door.
I blame their father for the good looks, although Eldest looks more like me and has told me he would rather look like his dad. Lovely. :)
What a relief! I am so glad your son is safe. I've read a little bit about the tornadoes and it's so tragic. My heart goes out to those impacted by the storms.ReplyDelete
Thanks; we're very grateful that Eldest is safe and had the sense to wait out the storm. Many, many people are picking up pieces and mourning, today.
A most wahoo-ey occasion! I've gotten emails from people worrying about me because I live in Tennessee, and I'm waaaaaay over to the east while Memphis sits on the western edge of Tennessee. I'm so glad your eldest was safely out of danger ... and stayed there.ReplyDelete
Now I can't remember where you're located in Tennessee. Chattanooga? I heard Knoxville got hit and that's pretty far east. Yep, Memphis is way west and took at least one direct hit. They've got quite a mess to clean up. I watched video of a Memphis tornado and was really quite stunned how long it stayed on the ground. Anyone who was fortunate or sensible enough to stay away from the danger has reason to celebrate. That was one bad-ass storm.
Thank goodness he's ok. If he could see a tornado form, he was pretty damm close. My sister lives in Memphis too and was on her way home when the sirens sounded. She was doing 80 on the highway but thankfully got home safely. Whew! I hjope you're ok too. The storms were all over the news here in Singapore too.ReplyDelete
He was closer than I realized. Having grown up in Oklahoma (where you could pretty much see forever to the west), I've seen tornadoes form 30 or more miles away and then heard about the damage the next day, but my eldest was apparently just a handful of miles down the road from the shopping mall that was damaged. So, I'm wondering why he wasn't hiding in the restaurant fridge, but I'm glad he at least had the sense not to head home till it cleared.
I'm so glad your sister made it home okay. With roofs flying onto highways, it was definitely dangerous out there.