Friday, August 21, 2009
Well, last night jolted me out of my back-at-home stupor. And I discovered that I don’t panic while under a tornado warning and during a raging, blustery, severe storm.
But I do yell.
At the TV weather station with its repeated advice to “Take All Safety Precautions.”
“What the hell are they??!!”
At my eldest who went outside to enjoy the storm before we knew of a possible tornado.
“Get the hell inside the house!!”
At my second eldest for even considering heading out to his scheduled hockey game.
“You’ll only go carrying me on your back!!”
I did not yell at my youngest. He called from the camp where he works up North to see if we were all okay. They were experiencing a severe thunder storm. The camp was without power and all the children had been herded into one building.
What an experience. Such weather conditions are rare for Toronto and while we remained relatively unscathed, parts of Southern Ontario did not.
I’m not liking the weather this summer.
And I do believe we have well and truly screwed up the planet.