Scary Storm and Last Day Celebration!
This is what happened last night during one of the scariest storms I have ever seen. I grabbed both kids and the dog and we were in the basement as I was sure that we were about to see a tornado touch down in the area…..Don’t forget, Pat is away on business so here I am freaking out…..so I started grabbing cell phones, flashlights, and anything else that I think we might need if we get stuck down there for any period of time. Thank god that we never did have a tornado, but we had horrific winds and half dollar sized hail……it sounded like the house was going to fall down……Poor Rudy was trembling….he does not do well in any kind of storm. We were glued to the window watching the destruction…..look at this umbrella!
Look at this thing….keep in mind…..this was a cast aluminum umbrella….it is so heavy that I cannot lift it…..the umbrella was not even up….it was in the down position, but the wind got underneath it and launched it and then bent and cracked the post…….pieces of the frame snapped and went flying……it reminded me of the movie Twist.er….when everything was flying around in the air…..luckily nothing flew through any of the windows in the back of the house! Looks like we will be shopping for a new umbrella……good thing we bought the super heavy furniture…..because that at least was unharmed…..it did move a little, but not much!
Nick and friends after the closing liturgy on his last day of school……..everyone is all smiles today……did I mention we were up and raring to go at 5:30am……Nick never wakes up that early!
After school was dismissed, Nick and I spent some quality time together! My friend Judy and her son always do lunch with us on the last day of school….it has been a tradition since 1st grade….we hit Red Ro.bin for lunch and then did some shopping in one of our new outdoor malls…..one of my new favorite places to spend money! Nick is sporting a new Notre Dame Hat that he just had to have…..Pat and Pops will be so proud! We ended our excursion with Ice Cream!
Hopefully we will make it through tonight storm-free! Hurry up and come home Pat……we miss you!