The title? Nope, no one died, or even got hurt. The winds got pretty scary. The wind got fierce. However, we had nothing more than that, not even hail.
So what’s with the title? I had to listen to Corde yelling that any time Beekee would say he was looking for a funnel cloud or tornado. It was a long storm watch. The brief time we were at risk seemed like an eternity.
Of course, my experience with tornado warnings are much different. Every time I would look out to see a funnel cloud way up in the sky. The kids don’t remember it. I think they slept through the last one.
Now they’re actually dissapointed that they didn’t get to see a tornado, can you believe it? A force so destructive it could have turned the whole trailer park to rubble in no time and they wanted to see it! Go Figure!
However, now I have to research emergency kits/bug out bags. I know it makes me sound paranoid, but it’s better to be prepared. It could be a fun project, especially since Beekee is into zombies. Maybe his can be a “zombie apocalypse survivcal kit” just for fun. The idea is to be practical, but there’s no reason to be all gloom and doom about it. The chances of needing a survival kit or bug out bag are incredibly slim in this area, so slim that it’s almost a joke to have in the first place. However, if that slim chance should happen, it’s best to be prepared. I’m not thinking about being able to live off the land for months on end because we’re facing the apocalypse, but at least being able to fend for ourselves for two or three days if we get trapped in by flooding or are forced to relocate due to fire or a tornado might be nice.
This is also a practical exercise for the kids. We don’t know what the future will bring. I keep hearing about this wild and crazy weather everywhere. If this keeps up it may not be a bad idea to be prepared for severe storms. They seem to be increasing all over the country. The US hasn’t faced war on our home soil for quite some time, but it could happen again. Many emergency kits can accomodate for most situations, since survival is survival, and there are only a few changes to be made for circumstance when the plan is for something short term. You just never know when these skills may come in handy, aside from the obvious adventures into the wilderness.
And on a less paranoid sounding level, I found two more free events for Corde and Beekee to attend. Home Depot and Lowes both have free craft project days for kids from 5-12. Corde will be outgrowing them before too long, but just as she is, Sander will be ild enough to go. In four years when Luca is old enough to go we’ll be able to take all three boys. These events have been around since Oz was little. It would definitely give them a good start if they want to help us out in the future. It looks like we’ll have a trailer to fix up, a chicken coop to rebuild, a garden to fix up, and eventually an Earthship to build.
Anyhow, we’re all safe and sound. I’m going to do some of that research and take some more time to read the Bible and make my notes. I’m starting to think reading the Bible is one of the worst things that I could do as a part of giving Christianity a second chance, or at least starting from the Old Testament. Somehow I’m starting to think I was reading a dumbed down children’s version in Catholic school, or maybe that they just glossed over things a lot more. I don’t remember the Bible being like this when I read it before. Then again, the last time I read from the Bible was over twenty years ago. I have a feeling if I want to let Corde give Christianity a fair shake and to decide for herself, I may just have to keep my mouth shut on a lot of things…but I may change my mind when I get back to the New Testament, as long as those stories are as I remember them, or at least close.