Friday, May 2, 2008

No tornadoes

Nope, no tornadoes here!  We're ok Ro!  Although I heard of a lot of them around us.  We watch the NWS online like it was breaking news of a car chase in California!  he he he he  Yesterday the map was lit up like a Christmas tree with all the warnings and watches.  There were warnings for the twisters all to the east of us through Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and Oklahoma.  I guess a few did touch down too, but not here.

The weather is funky again today though.  Yesterday it was 85 degrees and damp.  Today it is 50 degrees and dark and damp.  We had some good rumbles last night and a few more on the way with some rain.  Good stay inside and watch NASCAR weather  : )

Just wanted to say we are wet but we are ok.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The return of the tornado

I know that most of you will think I am crazy but I am so glad to see the return of this season.  Do not get me wrong I am not hoping for a tornado or anything of the sort but I do enjoy the feel of a good summer type storm.  I love the smell of rain on hot asphalt and I love to watch the lightening and hear the thunder roll.  The magnificence of a summer storm is just electrifying - no pun intended.  

Today we have two nasty storms headed for us.  One cold front and one warm, I think that is what makes a tornado, when you have two different updrafts coming at one another.  Not totally positive, still trying to figure out this whole weather thing.  But tonight after 10pm we could get sizable hail, winds gusting over 70mph and a wicked lightening storm.  Keep your fingers crossed!  I know...weirdo!

Tonight is also our parent orientation meeting at the junior high.  We get a personal tour and then learn about the different course options and of course take home the dreaded paperwork.  Ian gets to go tomorrow for a special afternoon session.  The school will send all the jr. high kids home and then the 5th grade students get to have lunch in the cafeteria, sit in the classrooms, meet the teachers and some other fun stuff without the distraction of the older children.  He is the most excited about eating in the cafeteria.  .  Oh and meeting some new cute girls. Boys, I tell ya.

Well here's to an exciting evening!

Monday, April 28, 2008


Ok, Jeff and I are really getting into this racing thing.  For those of you who really know me - my obsession with the fast cars and owning them - are probably not all that surprised.  Yesterday's race at Talladega was awesome!  Jr got schooled, poor Tony Stewart got wrecked - we really like him and our boy Kyle did again in a Toyota y'all!  Yee-haw!  

We are so excited for the Toyota's this year.  I know that some of you are all about the American made cars and most of the time I would agree with you.  However, since both Jeff and I worked for Toyota we understand what it means to have that car in the race.  TRD is an amazing partner to Toyota and we have seen first hand what sort of engine will come out of that division.  

Jeff had to go to Lincoln for double header soccer games yesterday so I had to call him every 5 minutes with an update to the race.  First the crashes, then the leader board and we have never watched a restricter plate race until Saturday.  What a difference that!  I can't believe all the bump and draft, I want to do that.  We have the race down in Kansas and if I get the chance, I am going down there to race one of the cars.  Most tracks have a racing school that will let you do 8-10 laps at 135mph for about $500.  SO COOL!  Can you see me?  A race car driver???