Since I moved to Mississippi 4 1/2 years ago, I have wondered if the tornado sirens would wake me up in the middle of the night. Would I hear these or would I sleep through it and be in danger? Well last night the question was answered for me...not only would it wake me up...it would jolt me awake out of a sound sleep. Greg jumped up and ran to get the kids from upstairs and we all huddled in our bathroom. After the siren went off, Greg turned on the tv to watch the weather tracker. That storm was huge but it did pass us by (thank you Lord). Since the storm extended way in Louisiana, we decided the kids were sleeping downstairs with us...so as not to repeat the waking up to fetch kids. The 2nd round of storms came through but no more warning sirens.
It was hard to get up this morning but we were driving to GA. We passed 2 really bad wrecks on the way. The last wreck was westbound on I-20 at the Al/Ga line and it looked really bad, traffic was backed up for miles. We heard on the radio that there was a possible fatality and I had already guessed that. The cab of one of the trucks was crushed and the engine was inside the cab area. It was funny to watch the cars that were backed up, try to cut across median and get off the expressway. They got bogged down in the muck and mud in the median and got stuck! Then there was the guy sitting in his camp chair, beside his car stuck in traffic, playing his guitar! He had been there a while!
Right now, we are at Mom's. The kids are in Mom's bedroom with the Wii hooked up. They are teaching Shelby how to play. From the sounds, they are having a blast! Mom has cooked us a wonderful dinner of roast, carrots, potatoes, and green beans. And its dinner time.
Bright and early tomorrow morning, we are headed to the airport! Its time for Honduras! We have packed, prayed, and are ready for our adventure.