Today my day was interrupted by a tornado.
I have lived in Oklahoma my whole life so I am quite used to tornado's although I am not very fond of them.
It all started today while I was working, when I noticed that the sky was getting very dark and it was becoming increasingly windy outside.
Then I heard the tornado sirens. Now, around these parts, the tornado sirens go off every Saturday at noon, so we are familiar with the sound. But when the skies are dark and gray and they go off, you know its time to get moving.
About this time we looked out our office window and saw in the very far distance a funnel forming.
That was all it took to get me out of my office and into the nearest building with a basement.
So off we went in the pouring down rain making our way to the basement.
This was where we waited the storm out with many colleagues and students from across campus.
And to be honest it was pretty fun.
It reminded me of my childhood when my whole family and dog would gather in the bathroom with pillows and snacks to wait out the storm.
It was family bonding time.
So here I was, years later waiting out the storm with my colleagues.
It made me realize that I am now an adult.
It took a tornado coming to make me realize that I'm an adult.
During the tornado-ness Luke called me to make sure I was safe. I told him I was and asked where he was.
He said he was outside watching the storm.
Now that's a true Okie for ya!
After about an hour and half we were given the OK to leave our safe area and head home.
Two weeks ago I was off of work because of ice and today I got to leave work early because of a tornado. The weather here is crazy!
According to the news there were no fatalities in the storm, but several homes were destroyed or badly damaged. So please keep all families in your prayers that have been affected by a natural disaster.