Friday, August 24, 2007

Never a Dull Moment

Yesterday, reports of TORNADO sighting occured while Robert was in surgery. (He had adhesive capsulitis, "frozen shoulder," and -- in essence -- needed someone to jump on his shoulder so it would move.) While the shoulder manipulation was underway, and Robert was under, the aforementioned tornado made its appearance.

I was at Wal-Mart when they got on the loudspeaker and told us all to leave. Cassandra and I raced north, right on the edge of the storm, and arrived at the hospital to find the elevators out of service, and all the patients (including my rather looped husband) congregated in their wheelchairs and hospital beds in the lobby, 'cause that's the safest place to be -- away from the windows.

When we went to Rite Aid to have his prescriptions filled, the computers were all down so, of course, Nothing Could Be Done.

Amazing how dependent we are upon electricity, and how crippled we become without it.

We arrived home to find all trees up and mostly intact EXCEPT one. A big one. (Phone calls I hate to make to my contractor: "So, um, did you leave before or after the tree fell on your tractor?")

Damage is minimal, but flooding remains ever-interesting.

And, since power is present, work on the Major Project continues...