I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-- Maya Angelou
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Weather forecast for tonight: dark. ~ George Carlin
The tornado warning sirens went off at 5 am this morning and no, this is not what it looked like as I peeked out of the curtains on my way down into the basement. Whewwwwww! Thank the good Lord for THAT! I made sure I got a hold of all my kids to let them know they needed to be aware because my daughter can't hear the sirens at her apartment complex and I wasn't too sure how loud they are where my son's family lives, either. When my daughter-in-law answered the phone she said she'd thought that was what she was hearing in the distance so she was glad I'd called to let them know that indeed the sirens were howling. We're fortunate because our neighborhood siren is only a couple blocks away and we can hear it loud and clear.
So, how did I do on my first real siren?
I grabbed my pillow off my bed and took it down in the basement with me.
Why my pillow, you ask?
So I'd have something comfortable to sit on in the little cranny underneath the basement stairs. It has a cement floor, you see.