Friday, May 14, 2010

Storms in Tulsa

Well, here I am again.  No news on the kitchen.  However, the kitchen IS (in a way) responsible for the latest upset here.  As I said in the previous post, the kitchen is stored in my garage at this time, which means I have to park my little Scion on the drive.  We were nervous about that from the beginning because 1. it's May + 2. we are in Oklahoma = good chance of severe weather.
Monday night (May 10) we were under a tornado watch all night.  Other parts of the state got hit and we had some nickel sized hail that lasted a short time.  I had been parking my car up close to the garage, but hubs said that the hail was bouncing off the roof and onto my car (no damage).  Sooooooo Wednesday night I pulled the car back from the house a little.  I was under a large oak tree and next to our basketball goal.
At 4:50 a.m. we are awakened by a horrible storm, tornado sirens going off and my car alarm going off as well.  After shutting the alarm off with my key fob, we got dressed, grabbed flashlights and went out to investigate.  The early morning light gave us a better view:

That is our basketball goal in the front yard.  My car had been moved at this point, but amazingly here was the only damage to it:

Side facing the goal-

Side facing away from the goal:

So, it looks like the pole smacked into it, then was flipped over the top and scraped it coming down....?
All I know is that we were expected much worse damage- broken window(s), big dent across the top.  All in all not bad, could have been worse.

In the back yard we had a HUGE branch fall from way above.  Again, our house, guttering and yard light were spared.  We were very lucky.  Here is some video of it:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Merry Month of May

Life sure gets crazy, doesn't it?  Well, mine has anyway.  So it's now UPDATE time for my 4 followers :o)   Since my little grandson was born, I have learned a few things.  The biggest shocker for me was when I got this adorable photo yesterday:

 I blurted out "There's my sweet little angel!" when I saw this.  Now, if you know me, you know I'm not a gushy, mushy "sweet little angel" kind of person.  But..... I am now, I guess.  I just miss him so much and can't wait to see him again.  In the meantime, I do get photos periodically.  They make my day!


I hope all of you Mom's out there had a nice Mother's Day.  I certainly did!  My thoughtful son sent me these gorgeous flowers:

My sweet daughter and son-in-law came up from Texas to visit.  In addition to some very thoughtful (and much appreciated) presents, my daughter- who knows me so well- got me this card:

Isn't this too funny?    Love that girl!
I'm at the point now that I can celebrate this special day without being sad and missing my Mom as much as I have in past years.  But I always think of her.  I guess I always will.  
Love you Mom <3 

On to my new kitchen, right?  Well.........kind of.  Most of my new kitchen is in my garage.

I have picked out my granite countertop, the tiles for the back splash etc.  Now I'm just waiting for my turn to come with the contractor.  I'm next in line.....

On another happy note,  new exhibits have opened at the museum.  The Baseball exhibit happened without me (gasp!) helping.  I was in Kentucky at the time :o)  Hub and I went to see it (it's great!) as well as another one called Tasha Views Tulsa: Portraits of a City.  These are 48 photos that local blogger Tasha Ball picked out from hundreds of cool photos all taken in Tulsa.  

I was flattered beyond belief that she also chose one of my photos.  

Well, I guess that's about it for now.  If you live here in Tulsa, go by the museum and see these exhibits!
Until next time.......and I do hope that I am blogging about my NEW KITCHEN next time!