Sunday, April 15, 2012

Day 822: Sirens in the Night

Today's Joyful Moment came literally at the start of the day.  12 AM.

When we could go finally go to the bed because they lifted the tornado warning for our area.  And the tornado sirens finally stopped wailing.

A few weeks ago, they did a siren test right as I was running past a siren.  That was unbelievably jarring and unpleasant.

Sirens in the night, however, are just plain freaky.

I'll take the shrill blast right in my ear in the middle of the day with nary a cloud in sight any day, over what we experienced last night.

Even though the storm was north of us and headed further north, it was still scary.  HH and I debated back and forth whether or not to move the children, but eventually felt okay to just listen to the radio and watch out the window as the storm approached.

Maybe not the wisest thing.

And I promise that if the funnel cloud had touched down, or been closer to us, it would have been well worth the disrupted sleep to keep the kids safe.  But logically, it seemed like we were okay.  And in my heart, I felt at peace.  Baby B is still recovering and very much in need of sleep.

Waking up this morning with how little sleep we got, thanks to the sirens and the terror, was not a Joyful Moment.  In case you were wondering.

But you really can't put a price on a safe family.  And still having an intact roof over our heads.  So, I shan't complain too much.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments and peaceful, quiet nights!


Linda said...
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Amy said...

I remember the closet in OK!! What I remember best is that I didn't have to eat my mashed potatoes that night, which I hated, since the alarm came during dinner.

What an awful night for you!! I can't imagine how scary that would be. I'm glad that no tornadoes actually came!

Cheryl said...

Mom--Sorry, I had to edit out your comment b/c it had some specifics about our home! But feel free to repost your Joyful Moment. (c:

Amy--Yeah, I guess we're lucky that it was relatively short-lived. And we have a big, window-free basement. No hours in the closet here. (c:

Linda said...

Sorry abou that. :)