It was a stormy day. We were under a tornado watch for much of it. There was one point on Thursday evening when I was just sitting on the couch and watching the wind and the rain pounding my backyard. Mesmerizing...
Friday morning rolls around and Darling Man calls me from work - there is no power to our building. So it was a fairly lazy morning for me. I finally pulled it together, packed up the Z and we went to get lunch for ourselves and to take to DM.
There was lots of debris in the road and along the sides as we made our way across town. We got our Larry's subs and headed for the office. As I rounded the pond behind the engineering building, I noticed lots of activity on the golf course. Rather bizarre business going on there...
Rounding the bend, I spotted more trees down.
(You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)
It was rather impressive actually.
After walking around and looking, I realized that a small, weak tornado had passed over. You could actually follow the path by following the broken trees. It must have only just missed our building as all the damage seemed to be to trees.
The neighborhood behind the station was a mess too, one house having a tree coming down on top of it.
While the storm didn't seem to touch our building, there was still a mess inside. My computer was a casualty of the storm. When I tried to boot it, I got the black- screen-of-bad-news. A power surge had killed my operating system.
I love the IT guys. They are on top of things, so Ron brought the OS CD to my office and reloaded.... it then began a loop of shutting down and restarting. Yes. The brains were fried.
In the meantime, I worked a few hours in Master Control on their computer, and I'll be trying to make up for a mostly missed day over the weekend.
Still - quite exciting!!! I'll have to tell you other tornado stories another day.