(Don't worry! I didn't see this twister in person - I just copied the photo off of Wikipedia for aesthetic purposes!)
While everyone else is running for shelter, I’m the one in the back yard peeking over the top of my fence to see if an F5 twister is coming down my road.
Meanwhile, my sweet dear wife is yelling at me from a room with no windows and located in the middle of our house!
I’m not for sure why, but tornadoes inspire more curiosity than fear for me.
And it’s not like I’ve never had any close calls. I actually slept through one when I was younger. It hit the neighborhood next to us, skipped ours, hit our church, skipped over the highway, hit the next two neighborhoods and then my high school though it didn’t do enough damage to cancel classes – D’oh!
I hate to pick on my mother-in-law . . . buuuut, I never seen someone so glued to The Weather Channel anytime so much as a low pressure system moves through North Texas. I’m sure it has to do with her west coast up-bringing – and all she had to worry about was the occasional western seaboard re-arranging earthquake.
Granted, north Texas thunderstorms are a little nerve-racking if you’re not used to them, so I guess I can’t blame her.
Oh, well – at least the tumultuous spring season provides plenty of business for all the friendly independent contractors between here and Florida - and from the number of flyers I have stuck in my front door, each one of them apparently thinks I need a new roof!
Don’t call me – I’ll call you!__________________________________________________________
"Which natural disaster do you fear the most?"
Total votes: 14
Tornado: 11 votes, 78%
Earthquake: 2 votes, 14%
Hurricane: 1 vote, 7%
Blizzard: 0 votes