Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Living in Oklahoma has been such an eye opening experience for me. Just for starters are the tornadoes. I think I spend more time watching The Weather Channel than I spend watching anything else. Well, yesterday was one of those days where we are glued to the TV, watching the skies, and hoping that the severe weather will pass us once again. We slept to the tune of thunder all night (well, if you can say we slept), and woke this morning to a great fishing hole in our backyard. No, it usually does not look like this. There really is grass back there! Tis the season for tornadoes and losts of rain.

5 comments:

Christine Thackeray said...

That is amazing. We used to live in Dallas and I know what you mean. We had one whip through our backyard and mangle our swingset, rippling it out of the ground. It didn't touch the house, though.

Tracy Winegar said...

I'm from the midwest. It's funny how one man's fear is another man's norm. Now that I live in Utah I am terrified of an earthquake, and tornados are that scary to me. I'm glad your house is still there!

Doug Johnston said...

It looks like when I lived in Mississippi.

Tamster said...

I live in the TX panhandle (just moved here last summer) and am pretty paranoid about the whole tornado thing. I just keep telling myself that chances are we'll be just fine and that if something does happen the Lord is aware of us and will help us through or that it was meant to be. I've seen the signs of a tornado once when I was a missionary in Houston, but having a family here I feel more vulnerable.
I grew up in So. CA, and I have always laughed when people who deal with tornadoes or hurricanes would say, "Oh, I could never live in CA because of the earthquakes!" Earthquakes were really no big deal to me. Like Tracy said, I think a lot of it is just what you're used to. It's all relative. Everywhere you go there's something! The scriptures say, "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." I need to be more prepared, I think.
So I guess I should expect to see a lake in my backyard at some point? :-)

Tamster said...

I actually just had a dream last night that we had a tornado. (Maybe you'd call that a nightmare?!) Anyway, just interesting to be talking about this today right after that dream. It was scary. :-|