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  • Sitting in the interior hallway,

    (19th century farm houses don't have basements -- they have cellars and the snakes called dibs)

    three feet between the 100-year-old plaster wall

    (behind which sits the 100-year-old fireplace)

    and the 500 pound radiator

    with two kids, a dog, a rabbit and a radio.

    (they don't call them 'hardwood floors' for nothing)

    Wind howls, thunder booms, lightning cracks, and so do trees.

    (we'll be ok...lots of branches to clean up, eh?)

    Tornado warnings bring families together.

    June 5, 2008

  • Crikey! Is this real-time? Good luck if so!

    June 5, 2008

  • Yarb - yes, it was! All's clear now, in the sky anyway. There will be chain saws a-buzzing and lots of kids picking up sticks tomorrow. The storm took all the humidity out of the air. It'll be a good night for cool summer night breezes lifting lace curtains, sitting on the porch in still damp wicker rockers, smelling the soap-fresh necks of children in their jammies, and offering thank-you prayers to a now clear and starry, starry night. Ah-men.

    June 5, 2008

  • It's praiseworthy that you were on Wordie while your house was (potentially) being blown down around you.

    Your night sounds idyllic; I wish I had a porch. I have a balcony, but it's not the same.

    June 5, 2008

  • Yarb - My porch is your porch! They (I have two) are resplendent with wicker and rockers, gingerbread trim with peeling paint, lazy dogs, bull frogs, bats and cats. The peonies are almost done, but the hydrangeas are about to bloom! As soon as I figure out how to link (I know, I know, it's EEEEEASY...) I'll send a pic!

    June 5, 2008

  • Reminds me of cyclones :-(

    Glad to hear it turned out okay in the end, dc.

    June 5, 2008

  • Thanks, bilby! I wonder why the word "cyclone" sounds so much more dangerous to me than "tornado?" Maybe because it's exotic -- to me. Or IS it more dangerous?

    Does wordie have a weather list? I'm too lazy to look...

    June 5, 2008

  • Well, cyclones to us are what you mob call hurricanes. There is a scale of destructiveness from 1 to 5. I don't know how they compare to tornadoes.

    Can't speak for the masses. My meagre weather list is this.

    June 5, 2008

  • Dontcry, very glad all is well there--and loved the poetic description of the post-tornado evening (and your house). I propose we all make a trip to dontcry's place. :-)

    Palooka has a Wild Weather list, and I have another one here, but I don't think either of them covers your standard tornado.

    June 5, 2008

  • Thanks r! Everyone: Come on down, or up, or over!

    June 5, 2008

  • Ollie ollie, in-come-free!

    June 5, 2008

  • Thanks for the invite, dc! You supply the porch, wicker and rockers, lazy dogs, bull frogs, bats and cats, I'll provide the cheeses.

    June 5, 2008

  • I'll bring sprouts. Uhh.

    June 5, 2008

  • My father and his friends have a sport that they call "competitive porch-sitting", which consists of sitting out on the porch. My father is a champion porch-sitter; he can shoot the breeze out there for hours and hours, long after a lesser man would have given up and retired to the kitchen.

    Dontcry, it sounds like your house would be the perfect place for a tournament!

    June 5, 2008

  • An admirable man, your father. :-)

    June 5, 2008

  • Ahhh, competitive porch sitting! I love it! I've been in training all these years and didn't even know it! I've got my game on! We could have the Wordie porch sitting olympics on my porches!

    Wordie really needs an annual "porch-sitting/cheese and sprout eating/scrabble-playing/cupcake-throwing extravaganza!"

    We would be feeling so much schadenfreude (did I use that right?)for the poor slobs not invited, it would be fantastic!

    OK, I'm way too excited...

    June 6, 2008

  • Really, dontcry. Contain yourself.

    *jumping up & down with glee*

    June 6, 2008

  • I KNOW!

    June 6, 2008