Edited to add:
It is 2:32 pm It is still pretty windy and on and off rain. Our power is going on and off on and off. We are fortunate it keeps coming back on. I talked to my cousin Angela from Morgan City. They evacuated to a friend of her's house in Dallas. THey are ok and are safe. Was sooooooo good to hear her voice. I was worried about her but confident the lord would take care of her. I want to tell the friend of hers that took them in THANK YOU so very much for taking care of our family. If you ever need something and in Mobile... Angela will tell ya how to reach us.
Bella's school is closed tomorrow according to the tv unless they call us and tell us to bring the kids. I guess since it is in ZONE 1 they have to go in and access the situation make sure there is no damage at the school, flooding etc since it is in grand bay (closer to the gulf) our COUNTY is still under a tornado warning but not right where we are. (read previous post about Mobile county vs Mobile the town.)
Our power has stayed on straight now for a while so thats cool. I might try to scrap some later. If Im not hurtin as bad. Feel ALOT better but still achey from the weather. It sucks gettin old! (grin)
It is 11:30 am The worst part of it is way over and we are still fine. Still have power. IT is windy windy. There are still tornado warnings but not that are an immediate threat to us. I am hurtin pretty bad so had to take some pain medication. JOints and stuff are swollen and achey but, will make it.
I have tried to call mama and reassure her that we are ok but I keep getting her answering machine though, ( can't talk to her on that cell phone she hurts my ears)but we are trying to keep it low key around here about the storm now that it is so windy to keep Bella oblivious to it. It is not raining real bad now just some showers off and on. NOT like we had earlier with the monsoon downfalls and the high winds. IT got a little scary earlier when it was raining really hard and windy and the alarm on the tv went off (and woke us up ok ME UP) with the tornado warnings, THANK YOU LORD she slept through it. (John looked at it a couple times and then went back to sleep)
Bella is now playing Fashion show. She is dressing up as someone, a character, with one of her costumes (or she makes up her own costume) and we have to guess who she is and what movie or tv show or whatever. (kinda her version of charades)
HEY WHATEVER WORKS!! SHE is happy and not wiggin out so we are happy. I have been in the bed so she has a long walk way lol all the way down the hall and to the other end of the hall and shows daddy. so cute!
Turned it over on the weather channel and CNN and we can't watch that long or will get you all upset and worried about the weather and upset her also.
So just letting you know we are all ok. (I promise mama.) They freak out on tv to get people to watch.. kinda like the train wreck everyone has to look at? We watch with worry and concern but end up all upset worse) We are all praying for everyone in an area that is getting this storm and pray they have power and everything they need to get through! IT didn't feel any worse here than when we went through katrina but didnt last as long as Katrina. The difference is we lost power in the first 30 min of the storm with Katrina so we had no clue what was going on.
I AM GLAD and very THANKFUL WE HAVE POWER THOUGH cuz that air conditioner is just a ginnin'!! IT SURE was HOT when Katrina came through for soooo long with no a/c!! so we are very fortunate and THANKFUL. Our prayer was answered. We are all ok and Power still on. Everything is fine mama I promise!!
I will update again this evening.
Gonna lay back down for a bit try to rest.