The short version of yesterday is that everyone is okay. The tornadoes that touched down were either far to the west or somewhat to the north of us. We’ll be in that area, coincidentally, this afternoon, so I’ll take pictures if I see any remarkable damage. (At a resort in northwestern Wisconsin, a kayak was shoved through a tree.)
Here’s a sampling of what we got:
I was upstairs in the boys’ bedroom trying to get some pants on Jack when the hail started slamming into the house. It sounded like a thousand baseballs. Which was the size of the hail the next county over.
The sirens went off, and we went to my former craft room in the basement. The kids made up a name for themselves, but I’ll have to ask JC if he remembers what it was. I think it was “the shelter squad.”
Right now I have to prep all the little ones for the Last Day of School. Mr. Beth is here but he will be painting everything he can get to while I take the kids somewhere, anywhere.
If you have any tornado questions, comment away and I’ll answer them this afternoon. Meanwhile, here’s a progress shot of the IHS. The bottom isn’t really as ragged as it looks in this shot…but I do wish I had done a couple of rows of garter stitch before I started the pattern. Live and learn, I guess I can knit one on later.
HOT box update: Now really on the way to Holly in South Carolina!