Good Friday. I’ve often wondered about the person that came up with that name. It seems rather morbid to call the day that Christ was murdered “good,” but I assume that is a reference to the the reason behind why he died – good news for all of us.
Anyway, other than being off from work today, there hasn’t been much positive about it so far. The weather has been atrocious, with two tornado warnings for our county this morning before lunch. Since we don’t have any real form of protection from such weather events at our home (basement/storm shelter), we drove to the local hospital before the storm hit. The staff ushered everyone into interior hallways and we huddled together as sirens wailed outside. One lady grabbed her husband’s hand and muttered prayers while clutching her chest. My anxiety was increased by a text message from my sister telling me that Mom had abandoned the mobile home that she lives in and was out in the storm trying to get somewhere safe. Thankfully, she managed to get to a more substantial building quickly.
Although we were completely isolated from the outside world while at the hospital, my cell phone was continually receiving important weather-related updates from The Weather Channel. I just signed up for their free text/email service last night and have been pleasantly surprised with its effectiveness so far. It even alerted me before my weather radio did on one occasion. Go here to sign up.