Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I've been out of commission for the past few days because: A) Things here are super crazy busy with the students and our nieces :) B) I'm helping a special person through a difficult time, C) we just had a twister...

Yep, you heard right...a twister! Not sure if it is officially classified as a tornado, but we did see a few funnel clouds and the west end of the island has been hit pretty badly. We were out of power for almost two days, which really sucked because I couldn't even take a shower! Ewww! Makes you really appreciate all the things we take for granted. Living by candlelight and cooking meals on open flame...washing from wash basins with water my hubby had in his emergency reserve barrels...yeah, just like the good 'ol days.

One of my Korean students said, "Christine, does this happen often?" I started laughing and had to explain that this was a twister and no, we don't get this often. Trees and power lines were knocked down, homes were ruined, barns were dropped... One woman had a tree crash through her house and hit her on the head. Needless to say, emergency services were busy that night.

This was my first experience with this kind of 'natural disaster' (though not too severe)...and it was actually kind of exciting!! I'm just happy nothing of ours was damaged and no one was too badly hurt!


Dina said...

i read in the paper that one of the areas badly hit by the storms was Manitoulin Island and I instantly thought of you. Was it that bad???

Jill said...

Wow how scary. Glad to hear you are okay!

Chrissy121875 said...

Holy! Was it really in the papers, D? LOL I didn't have internet for 3 days *omg!* It was pretty bad in some areas. HUGE trees were uprooted, houses and vehicles were destroyed, roofs, docks, boats, RVs and all kinds of stuff were blown away.

It wasn't bad where we were. I was actually teaching when it hit and told my students, "Wow! That looks like a tornado!!! Look! The wind is so strong and the rain is so hard!" It was insane! Kinda exciting though!

Our friends lost the roof for their restaurant and other friends had their motel ruined...We're okay though! Thank goodness!

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