We had a big storm tonight. One with tornado watches and hail and big thunderstorms. Of course it would happen on the night before Caroline has a big project due at school (that she waited to finish until tonight).
We knew all afternoon it was coming. I even put the chicken food under the coop so it wouldn't get mushy on them. We found flashlights and candles and Hope took her shower early--in case the electricity went out. I took over typing Caroline's project as she read it to me so that we could get it printed before the weather got really bad.
It didn't help that Hope was yelling any time a change happened. "HAIL!!! THERE'S HAIL!!! THERE'S A TORNADO COMING!!! WE ARE UNDER A TORNADO WARNING NOW!!!
And Brian was being responsible and unplugging the electronics...including the printer we were madly rushing to get pages from.
So we cleared spots in my closet, moved all dogs into the room and the girls hunkered down. Well, actually, Caroline grabbed snacks for her and the dogs first. And Hope was frantically searching for the portable charger in case she was in there for a while. And I was gathering jackets and lighters and trying to keep the dogs from going back out. Oh, and getting a paper towel for Brian's hand that had blood running down it from a cut that he didn't know happened.
And just when we got everything settled, the storm passed. And missed us all together.
That's life in the Royal house for you.