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Stephanie's Journalings: Pray For Us; I'm Tired Of This Weather! :(
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Stephanie Sandusky is worn out from the constant threat of severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes.

Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

Day after day after day of this ... I am so sick of thunderstorms (or rain) now I could just spit!!

I wish I had gone home to see my family who live in Tennessee, but then they've been in the same pattern as we have, so it wouldn't really do much good.  I stayed behind because I had a ton of homework to catch up on (it's all done; got it done yesterday while waiting at a local hospital in south Fort Worth), and Tank (my fiance) had to work.

I would have loved to have seen my family again instead of running back and forth to this local hospital because of some stupid storms that decided to go severe.  Like  yesterday, for example.  Just east and south of here, they kept having round after round of storms, and we had that on Easter night, very early Monday morning.  And now today we could get it again: we're under a "moderate risk", which means we could very well get it, while Dallas, just east of here by fifty some miles, is in a HIGH risk.  UGH!!

We heard the sirens go off yesterday, so Tank and myself jumped into the truck and tooled it to to the hospital tp wait out the storms.  Nothing materialized in Fort Worth, but they had some weather in southern Johnson County, which is the county south of us (Fort Worth is in Tarrant).  Too close for comfort, so Tank and I headed out to the hospital (more walls between us and the storms).  They even have a partial basement there!!

Basements are a rare thing here in this part of The Alley, as this area is known.  Either the ground is too hard (clay) or it's due to the water table, so a basement or shelter isn't a good idea (thoush some older homes DO have basements).  Back home in Nashville, Tennessee,  however, we did have a basement.  And then maman saved up some hard earned cash to purchase a safe room, which is in our basement; it's like they have a basement within a basement.  I always felt so safe there.  Other than Johnny's weather radio blaring the warnings, we never even KNEW there were storms going outside!

Here, we hear the storm sirens going off and people telling us to take cover.  We can also hear the hail bouncing off the roof (some of the hail we had the other day was as big as baseballs!), the winds howling, the thunder crashing, and of course, the sirens.  It was terrifying, my friends, absolutely terrifying!!

And now we might get it again??  I am more than ready for this pattern to break and go AWAY!!!  Just pray for us that we get through this dangerous stormy time; both Tank and I (and the people in this area) can use a break from the weather!!  The weather has been nothing but a nightmare!!!!  Thanks in advance and God bless!

~Love, your stormphobic friend in Texas, Stephanie Sandusky.  :(

And besides: I am soooo sick of  hospital food I could just spit!!  :(  Or going to any of the local eateries close by (we get take out; we don't want to get caught in the storms!)!  :(  

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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/28/2011
We here in the mid west sure know how she feels, enough rain already!
peace and hugs, Carole~
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/26/2011
Praying for you both the weather has got to calm for you guys soon!!!
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/26/2011
The past two days have been really nice here as Fred rode his Harley's, however today it is raining. Great write Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/26/2011
You said it well in this story, Karen. God bless.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/26/2011
I'm with Stephanie: Pray For Us, I'm Tired Of This Weather! Know you are, too ... excellent story, Karen. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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