Power is restored! It pays to live near a school - they are high priority when the power people get to start putting things back in order. :) Many, many people are still without power in Arkansas and other states. Many have lost their homes and some even their lives. I heard a little girl on the news this morning tell the reporter that "the tornado ate our house!" Monday night my grandson took the chainsaw and helped a friend get three trees off his house. The grandmother was stranded upstairs and it took 2 hours to get to her.
It is so hard to understand the force of storms like the tornadoes here and the earthquake in Japan unless you are in the middle of it. And trust me, the middle is not where you want to be. I'm so grateful that with tornadoes we do have some warning, unlike earthquakes.
Early yesterday the weather folks kept saying we would have more tornadoes last night so Jerry and I began to plan. We have a place in our house we think is safer than other places but it is small so we had to weigh our priorities...what could we put there that would be important to us later?
Certainly important papers like our marriage license, social security cards, passports and plane tickets for a trip we'll be taking soon. But I'd sure hate to lose my computer, Kindle,
IPad, camera, or special pieces of jewelry. I don't have pricey jewelry but I do have some costume pieces from my mother and grandmother and I'd hate to lose them.
I kept thinking about my quilts and my stitching projects and my fabric...how I would hate to lose it all! And yet, I know those are just things and things can be replaced. I'm thankful for the safety of my family and my friends and my home because I know that all that could change in the blink of an eye.
I'm curious...if you had one hour to plan what would you "save" from a disaster? Certainly people, but what prized possessions would go with you?