In Plainfield Monday night. For those who DON'T know, I live in Plainfield.
Again, me and mine were spared. Our home and property were spared. Of course, last Saturday we weren't so lucky - the heavy winds blew down our big old weeping willow. Into my neighbor's yard. But last Saturday, there were NO tornadoes.
Plainfield last saw a tornado in August of 1990. We had been living here for something like 10 months. Me and mine were safe, although LM(Love Muffin) kind of looked like I used a 2 by 4 on her, for a while. She got caught out in it - in her car. Which the tornado totaled. Her passion for seatbelts saved her and those in the car with her.
But, again, we had tornado activity here in Plainfield. I'm starting to feel a little paranoid.
I may have to save up some shekels and buy one of those big ass generators at Harbor Freight. (P.S. I LOVE Harbor Freight) I will NOT be caught up short during a power outage. I need to keep my refrigerator, freezer, well pump, and house fan going. My Mom lives in this house and she will be 88 years old in two weeks - I like to think I can keep her surroundings stable. A generator will help do that. So I'm going to get my hands on one - hopefully before the next tornado/windstorm/ice storm/transformer explosion/down power line hits and knocks out the power.
CUBS lost 2 out of 3 over the weekend. 'Nuff said.
I spent most of the last week in, on my way to, or on my way home from, Colorado. #2 Son and his wife have moved into a really nice apartment in Loveland, Co and I helped them move.
It was exhausting.
Thursday, 1pm, #3 son and I got on the highway headed home. Friday morning, 4am, we pulled into the driveway.
The drive was exhausting.
I woke up at 9:30 on Friday morning. I had things to do, places to go, etc.
But I was exhausted.
Saturday, Mother nature intruded with thunder, lightning and torrential rains. The 60 foot willow tree at the back of my yard broke and feel into my neighbor's yard. Yesterday, friends of mine and I cut the huge sucker into smaller pieces and cleared my neighbor's patio. It was hot, sweaty work.
It was exhausting.
I'm at work, today. For the first time in a week, I'm not exhausted.