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Hi, Debbie, hope you are doing well.

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Hi, Becke, we had a thunderstorm this morning at 7AM. Wake up! My cats all flew under the bed. We're supposed to have more storms today and tomorrow. It was 80 degrees yesterday. Unreal!!!

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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maxcat wrote:

Hi, Debbie, hope you are doing well.


Hi maxcat, doing great busy and dodging raindrops :smileyhappy:

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Hope you feel better soon, Fricka!!!

 

 

 

As for the weather here, it snowed for two days, so we finally have some snow on the ground for the first time since October (at least snow that will stay for a couple of days).  I hate going out in it, but this year I have been waiting for this all winter.  Being out of work, I have been dying to just stay in and be grateful I don't have to go out!  So I can actually enjoy how pretty it is.  It won't last that long, though - we have forecasts in the 60s next week!

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No snow here but we've had some thunderstorms. There've been tornadoes south of us, so I can't complain.

 

 

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Just had a bout of hail, heavy rain, and some thunder wih a dash of lightning. Now is sunshine and 58 degrees.
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Becke, are you okay? You have some serious storms heading your way. Nineteen tornadoes on the ground in various states! Take care.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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Hi Holly I am glad your ok !  And Becke hope you are too ! 

 

Its rough weather in Indiana & Ohio today.  and for everyone else in the tornado effected areas. Keep safe everyone.!  

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I heard sombody I know had their roof taken off. I hope they are ok. I glad it was just heavy rain and hail here. The creepy stuff though is yet to come. Been more than once I watch the clouds twist and circle over head. Very creepy.
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Powers out. Hmm I love my nook and me CD player. :smileyhappy:
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I hope everyone who lives in or near the affected areas is okay. These storms mean business!

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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Powers back! My well wishes to those who had the mean stuff.
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maxcat wrote:

Becke, are you okay? You have some serious storms heading your way. Nineteen tornadoes on the ground in various states! Take care.


Thanks for asking - I live in Clermont County, so it was close. The storms demolished a town about 10 miles from us. The tornado sirens went off twice - we spent part of the evening in the basement. It seems to have blown over now.

 

http://www.onntv.com/content/stories/2012/03/02/story-possible-moscow-tornado.html

 

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/weather/weather_news/possible-3-tornados-hit-southwest-ohio

 

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/4-killed-in-ripley-county-after-severe-storms

 

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/woman-killed-in-moscow-tornado

 

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/weather/weather_news/toddler-found-alone-in-indiana-field-after-devastating-...

 

 

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Becke, glad you are safe and well!! Saw the photos of the Midwest storm damage, awful, awful.

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mary_kennedy wrote:

Becke, glad you are safe and well!! Saw the photos of the Midwest storm damage, awful, awful.


I was lucky, but others weren't. My friends Keri Stevens and Renee Vincent live in Kentucky. While both of them are okay, Renee is housing neighbors whose home was destroyed - they had to dig one of their horses out of the crushed barn, and they haven't found the other horses. Keri's neighbors are okay but their house is demolished. The neighborhood is workin together to help the family.

 

These are Keri and Renee's books:

 

Stone Kissed 

The Fall Of Rain   

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Hi Becke,  So glad your ok ! 

 

Those tornados are terrible ! 

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Becke, I heard that a housing development just a couple of miles northeast of where I live was flattened with at least 20 homes damaged or destroyed. I woke up around 2:30AM to hear pounding rain and thunder but went back to sleep. Then at 4:30AM, I awoke to thunder again, this time to the south of us. I'm tired today, for sure. I'm glad you are okay but saddened by your friends' misfortune. You just never know when tornadoes are going to hit and what they will hit. I've seen video of a path a tornado took last year where it randomly picked houses. Some were damaged and the one next door would be still intact.

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maxcat wrote:

Becke, I heard that a housing development just a couple of miles northeast of where I live was flattened with at least 20 homes damaged or destroyed. I woke up around 2:30AM to hear pounding rain and thunder but went back to sleep. Then at 4:30AM, I awoke to thunder again, this time to the south of us. I'm tired today, for sure. I'm glad you are okay but saddened by your friends' misfortune. You just never know when tornadoes are going to hit and what they will hit. I've seen video of a path a tornado took last year where it randomly picked houses. Some were damaged and the one next door would be still intact.


Oh my gosh, that's awful! This storm is a record-breaker - so many dead, so much devastation.

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optic_i wrote:

Hi Becke,  So glad your ok ! 

 

Those tornados are terrible ! 


Thanks - I hope all of YOU are okay!