Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Twister ...

So today was sorta freaky.

I'm sitting at my desk at about 4:40 p.m., trying to squeeze in 30 different projects prior to departing for vacation (bright and early tomorrow morning) when our overhead speaker comes on and we're warned our county is under a severe thunderstorm warning.

About a minute later it is announced we are under a tornado warning and should go to our designated safe places.

Of course, all I can think about is being in therapy and finding a "safe place." I get giddy in times of stress and panic. Fortunately my co-worker and suitemate stepped forward and identified herself as what may or may not've been called a "guardian."

I didn't care because it kept me from trying to decipher the emergency map on the back of our door, particularly when I was so ADD all I could think about was getting my inner child to a safe place.

We wound up waiting in the hall for 25 minutes, and there were two tornadoes both north and south of us. The sky really did get that eery green/yellow cast to it.

I am thankful to be alive. I am also thankful to work at a place that actually trains their employees on safety.

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