Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Nasty weather.

I left class a about 9:30 Tuesday morning only to see wicked storms slinking off in the distance. There was a lot of rotation here and there. I didn't think about where they were going. I was thinking about my work day ahead, and my upcoming test and going to Dallas this weekend and my usual thought process that helps me make it through my too-many-irons-in-the-fire routine.

So, sitting at a stop light after afternoon class session and before going to Yoga, I saw an email on my phone from a friend saying she was glad I was not in Dallas any more, considering all those tornadoes.


All my close family are still in Dallas.

Called my sister and all are well in my family. I saw something that said no casualties, but about 300 homes destroyed. I thought I'll bet SOMEONE was home at the time. :( And all those dear pets in those houses...

I hope the observation of low casualties remains true. I harbor no delusions about the region where I live. Some places have earthquakes, some have volcanoes. Islands have tsunami. This place gets tornadoes. No place is perfect. I think every day how precious and how fragile life is. It is important to appreciate your life and your loved ones, and not to take for granted that you will always have them. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow that won't change our lives forever.

Come to that, we are not guaranteed a tomorrow. Live today.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I immediately thought of you when I heard about the tornadoes, and am so relieved to hear that you and your family are safe. My thoughts are with those whose lives have been shattered.

phlegmfatale said...

Barbara - it warms my heart that you thought of me and mine. :) It's really quite shocking when we are reminded of the temporal nature of life. Thanks for your kind thoughts, and all blessings to those whose homes were upended in this spate of tornadoes.

Le Conteur said...

The Gaffer and I are Disaster Reservists with FEMA - We are usually deployed to areas of turmoil...but when I heard that it was Dallas, we immediately though of you and himself...Chuy and Praline...Comfort each other -

Le Conteur

BGMiller said...

I've got family in Sachse so forgive me if you, the pups, and himself weren't my first thought. That being said, glad you and yours are safe and sound.


Paul, Dammit! said...

I can accept hurricanes and Tsunami. Earthquakes or tornadoes, no. Volcanoes are kind of a toss up. They never seem to pop up out of nowhere.

Old NFO said...

Good points! Glad you weren't there!

phlegmfatale said...

Le Conteur - Thank you for the kind thoughts

BGMiller - No forgiveness is required, but we do appreciate your kind words

Paul, Dammit - I can understand that view, but I think there is potential for something awful pretty much any place you ever live. You choose your poison, i suppose.

Old NFO - me too!