Last night was a bit scary. My honey wasn't home and we had a thunderstorm in my area. I usually sleep well at night but last night I was awoken from my sleep (which I love oh so much) by the bright flashing lights of lightening and the loud clapping of thunder. It took me a while to go back to sleep. As soon as I was dozing off I was again alarmed by the loud sounds of tornado sirens. Those things are freaking scary. Here I am half asleep and this loud siren goes off. Totally freaked out and alone I
half-panicked. I did not know what the heck to do. I've never lived in a place that had these loud sirens going off in the middle of the night before. At first I didn't know what the heck the sound was.
I called my honey within seconds (after wiping the sleep out of my eyes that is) but got no answer. You see, he has been at a ski resort in Utah for the past few days. He's at a conference there and he has no cell phone signal in this remote area. Yeah, pretty crappy for me at 1:52am.
I had all these crazy scenarios in my head about what I should do. I looked out the window and saw that I was not the only person who couldn't sleep because of this annoying sound. I still wasn't sure what was going on. We don't have TV and there was no radio upstairs for me to try to figure out what had happened. I finally got some sense and checked the weather channel app on my phone and figured out that we were on a tornado watch. I breathed a sigh of relief because I finally knew what that crazy sound was. I mean, for all I knew it could've been an alien invasion (lol). Not long after feeling better I then started thinking about what I needed to do.
I knew if my husband was home I wouldn't need to think about this because he would just take care of everything. But he wasn't home and he couldn't be reached. Well he could but at the time, I didn't think to call his room. I thought about the dogs then I was reminded by Gideon's (our great dane) loud howling (trying to mimic the siren) that they were safe inside too. I was glad that the doggies were in the house because it would have been very challenging for me to go downstairs, much less go outside to bring them in. I know that's evil but I was scared. Ha!
I wondered about what precautions I needed to take since I hadn't been in a situation like this before. I googled "what to do in a tornado watch" and saw a few recommendations. They recommended going to the lowest level in the house but there was no way I was leaving my "safe at the time" bedroom. Based on other recs I spent the rest of the night sleeping on the floor, away from the window (between my bed and the wall). My goal was to get back on the bed eventually but I woke up this am by the sound of my alarm telling me it's time to start my day.
It was an interesting experience. I know I'm a punk but I've seen too many crazy tornado movies/stories in the past to not take certain precautions. LOL