Monday, April 18, 2011

Clueless in Cary

We awoke on Saturday morning with an action-packed agenda. Egg hunts, meeting with our realtor, baseball practice...over our coffee and morning newspaper, we casually noted the major storm moving our way. Luke's baseball practice went on as scheduled and as the sky turned dark over our neighborhood and the wind picked up, I began to question our decision to have our 7 year old out on an open field. Just when he came back in the house, the skies opened up. We are a little leary of thunder and lightning around here, so we all sat with our faces pressed to the window and watched the storm go by. A mysterious piece of junk landed on our deck, sort of looked like a clumb of snow and ice. The electricity kept flashing on and off, so we turned off our televisions and computers. We remained in our blissful cocoon of cluelessness until my friend called from Richmond to tell me a tornado was headed for Raleigh. I figured I would check it out later on the weather channel and she emphasized that time was of the essence and maybe we should pay attention. I'm pretty sure the tornado was passing through a neighboring community as we spoke. The mystery junk on our deck was insulation from damaged structures nearby. We immediately turned on the weather channel and watched the coverage. My stomach turned a little bit as I realized how oblivious we were to the danger around us. I'm grateful we weren't effected by the storm, as obviously many others were not as fortunate. Skies cleared on Sunday and the re-scheduled egg hunt was packed with about 1,000 eager hunters. I don't think Luke and Andy were all that impressed with their loot but I'm glad they went.
Not sure what Andy is proclaiming here, maybe a play-by-play of the hunting and gathering.

Such sweet boys, glad they are safe and sound despite their clueless parents.

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