Oh yes, it's the time again. It has been quite a day.
Sunday night tornado sirens went off and what not, bad storms, blah blah blah.
I'm from Oklahoma yo, tornado sirens do not make me take cover, they make me go outside and look. Monday night we had storms. So first thing this morning, we had a tornado drill at school. 1,100 students in a tornado drill. Ay Dios Mio!
Then this afternoon, we actually had to take cover because of a tornado warning. I did what I was told and took my students to a small room just to be safe. We were in the room for like 20 minutes or something. I looked at the weather channel app on my phone and the storm was right over our town. As I'm looking at that, they release us from our safe place. Weird. Then the tornado sirens went off. And they never sent us back to take cover. So I just had to teach through the tornado sirens. Ay Dios Mio!
We had parent/teacher conferences today from 4-7. I got a call at 2:38 from the house showing people that said someone wanted to see our house at 2:45. I said no, because I'm supposed to have an hour notice, plus I had to be at school at 4. I live too far away to drive back and forth through school zones and what not. So then the house people call back at 2:57 and say someone wants to look at our house at 2:45. I said, "You know it's 2:57, right?" So they apologized and said they would be sure and give me an hour notice. Duh, that's what we agreed to a month ago. Ay Dios Mio!
My neighbor sent me this picture of the storm above our house:
I asked her to check in on Norman for me. So she goes in, pets him, opens the back door, and sees this:
My favorite tree, Sam, did not survive the storm. Ay Dios Mio!
I named him Sam because he's a Bradford Pear tree. Get it? Sam Bradford?
Heisman Trophy Winner, Sam Bradford.
#1 draft pick, Sam Bradford.
So I took 1/2 day off tomorrow because someone is coming out to cut it up and haul part of it off. The rest I want to leave here for firewood. Then a claims person or whatever from our insurance company will come out and inspect the damage. Ay Dios Mio!
Good thing I didn't let those folks look at our house. They would've opened the back door to this
Ay Dios Mio!
Oh, and I got to leave school early. So I didn't have to have one conference. I got home at 4, as opposed to 7. Scoreboard!
And just look how happy that made Sam!
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