This morning I skipped breakfast with friends and got to painting in the church basement. The fire station is next door to the church .... I'm painting hard and fast in the basement hallway when the tornado sirens started. Wow.
MY CATS WERE HOME ALONE. I was concerned about driving in such a storm so I kept painting until I felt OK to drive away. I went into the auditorium to get my stuff .... good grief, the floor was flooded. I started scrubbing and the sirens went off again.
Finally I felt safe to drive away - no damage around the church .... no damage anywhere. My cats are fine, the cats next door are fine. The small towns around here, near St. Louis, were hammered..... hideous damage. Many awful tornadoes. I've gotten emails from all over the USA from people seeing this damage on TV and they're concerned about me. My cats are fine - that's what counts for me.