For those of you who don’t live near me, you are probably wondering why this May 8th is so different from last May 8th.
May 8th 2009 happened to be when Mr. Inland Hurrincane decided to drop us a visit. And by drop us a visit…I mean a completely uninvited visit.
It’s hard to think that EXACTLY one year ago today I was hovered over P Man in the bath tub, with couch cushions over us, alone, scared, and wondering if the rest of the house was still standing. I remember the day very vividly. And let me just say, I don’t EVER want to re-live that moment again.
My husband was at a local golf course, as he was to play in a golf scramble that afternoon. I remember talking to him on the phone while P Man and I camped out in the bath tub and I remember hearing him say…”Oh–there goes that tree..and that one…and that one…” and then SILENCE…we got cut off.
As I scrambled to call him back…I quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen. The phones were dead. So, alone I sat…or more like layed uncomfortably, with P in my arms SCARED OUT OF MY MIND!
I could hear the storm as if it were a freight train coming through the house. The bathroom fan was shaking and I was sure the roof was off. Those few minutes were the craziest, scariest, and most uncertain moments in my life. Moments when I had a million things going through my head. Was J ok? Was our house still standing? Were we going to make it through this storm alive? I have never felt fear like I felt that day.
I hope I never have to experience that kind of fear again!
Luckily, we made it out alive…and with a house still standing. We had LOTS of damage, but I honestly could have cared less. After seeing what happened to our town and surrounding areas…I was just happy to be alive and have my family safe!
Let’s just say…I’m glad the sun is shining today. I think May 8th has left us all a little bit apprehensive of any storm that passes through.
If you want some tips on how to prepare for an emergency…click HERE and read my husband’s post!