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Thursday, April 10, 2008

TORNADO! (updated)

I call this photo--"Twister"

Our house was hit at 4:15 this morning--we have some serious damage both structurally to our home and to our family emotionally. Don't worry--all of my files are safe--I just will not be able to edit anything today and probably tomorrow. I apologize for this delay.
Steve and I were sleeping when we woke up to that horrible sound...if you have ever been in a tornado, you know what I mean (sounds like a freight train coming at you)!  We ran up the stairs to get the kids and as we were walking out the GIANT two story windows in our family room (that branches off to the entire house) burst inward sending nail embedded fence posts and millions of shards of glass in at us at 85 miles an hour.  I don't know how, but we were about 2 feet away from the line of fire (thank you guardian angels above).

Barefoot, we ran through the glass, clutching our children and made it to the bathroom.  Our feet are so messed up!  After the storm stopped, we emerged to find our HOUSE blanketed in a pulverized glass and debris--it has stuck into the cabinets, the fridge, the couches, the rugs...EVERYWHERE!  It absolutely looks like a war zone.  This video shows some of our neighborhood all of the first photos until you see the modern building are in our neighborhood (yes, the airport is in our neighborhood too): Click Here
After seeing some of the extensive damage, we realize that we are lucky--some houses have no roof left at all!  The emotion of being so very close to extreme harm (spears of debris and glass) has shaken us to the core--not to mention that my daughter's high chair sits right in front of these windows and is usually occupied at about 5am (45 minutes later).

I hope you all are okay as well--I'll post more of my own pics later.  On a more humorous note, did you know that tornados suck the water out of your toilets?  It sucked it right out of all of ours!

Please give your kiddos an extra squeeze for me today--there's nothing like a good scare to make you realize how precious life is!


susan yee said...

melanie!! i'm so glad to hear you guys are okay, how crazy! *hugs* to you!

<3 susan

K. Crafton said...

I was so glad to get your email that you were okay!
I'm glad your family is safe. *hug*

Riley said...

I was thinking of you this morning when I was watching the news. I am so thankful that you and your family are safe!! Having just been over there, I can't imagine how it looks today. Hopefully you all can get it back to "normal" soon!!
I'm so glad that you all are okay! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts!


Shelley said...

I'm glad to hear you guys are ok. I thought about you guys when I saw the airport on the news.

If there is anything me or my family can do for you please let me know.

Melanie Johnson said...

Thanks guys--you sure know how to make a gal feel loved! :) I really appreciate your kind words--more than you know!

The Quinlan Family said...

Melanie, It was scary enough for us last night and we didn't get hardly any damage. I am sorry that you and your family had to endure that. I hate that y'all got hit so bad. Please let me know if we can do anything for you. You are welcome to stay with us if you need to.