Wednesday, April 9, 2008
We had a crazy week last week. We went about as if it were a normal week, however on Friday we were hit by a crazy storm. A few co-workers and I decided to walk across the street from the hospital to a little burger joint (Backyard Burgers) for lunch. Little did we know the storm was going to be moving through at the same time! We were just sitting down to eat our lunch when we saw big black storm clouds moving in. Noticing the clouds, we decided to get some "to go" bags and take lunch back to the hospital. Well, we didn't make it in time, and the storm opened up. It rained hard, hailed and the wind was crazy! There were tree limbs falling a few feet away from where we were, and the stops lights hanging on wires were being blown back and forth. We waited in Backyard Burger for a while and when there seemed to be a lull in the storm, we decided to make a run for it. In transit, from Backyard Burgers to the hospital, I lost my cell phone. (The phone I just got 2 months ago and paid big bucks for).
We got back to the hospital and I called Kam and let him know the storm was coming and to take care of Ellison. About 15 minutes later, Kam called and said the storm had just passed by our house and he and Ellie were alright. He told me one neighbors chimney blew over, and the other neighbors tree branches broke, hitting our house and falling in the backyard. Fortunately, the house sustained no damage and we made it out fine. I wish I could say the same for some of our neighbors, they had shingles blown off their roof, and a house in the neighborhood had a tree fall through the roof. We never lost power, but about 90,000 people in the Jackson area did. We were really blessed.
On Friday night, Kam and I went and got new cell phones, and on Saturday spent the day reprogramming names and phone numbers into it. On Saturday Kam and I ran also errands, we bought a bike trailer for Ellison to ride in, so now we can ride our bikes again. We also went and played games with some friends, and had a good time doing that. On Sunday, Ellison started a new trick, she got up on all fours and started rocking back and forth, so it will only be a matter of time now before she begins crawling. Anyhow, I am glad to say we are all doing well, and staying busy!