We’re All Right (Thank You, Father)

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We’ve just had ten minutes of the most ferocious wind and rain we’ve seen since Hurricane Sandy. My sister, Alice, thought her neighborhood was in for a tornado. The gales seemed to spring up out of nowhere, the cats ran upstairs and under the bed, and by the time I got all the hatches battened down, it was over. And Alice called to see if we were all right.

We are–but it was a close call. The wind was strong enough to snap off the top half of a very big sycamore tree and hurl it to the sidewalk. By God’s providence, it didn’t take down the power lines with it: hard to believe how that could be, when you look at it. I don’t know how we’d take a power failure on top of a quarantine. All we’re lacking is army ants.

It also somehow missed all the parked cars, not to mention pedestrians. I call that a miracle.

Keep your eyes peeled: Someone, somewhere, seems to be expecting the China Wuhan Communist Death Virus to be in retreat sooner than we think. I say that because I’ve noticed Climbit Chainge chatter is starting up again. Yeah, they’re re-heating it: gotta keep the peasants scared, only way to control ’em.

Is it just me saying this, or do we need a new ruling class?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

17 responses to “We’re All Right (Thank You, Father)

  • inamcdougallhotmailcom

    Glad that you are safe.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    We used to have a 90 foot sycamore tree in our front yard before disease called for it to be removed. Those branches are really heavy. One fell between our house and our next door neighbors instead of on our master bedroom roof – thank you, Jesus for your protection. As the Jews put blood on their doorposts at Passover, so we apply Jesus Blood to all we possess.

  • Phoebe

    Thank God you’re safe! You must have gotten the brunt of whatever whipped quickly through central Ohio early this morning, although ours wasn’t quite as strong as what you describe. When I was driving eastward to Old Folks Hour at a local supermarket, I could see heaped up cumulonimbus clouds just ahead of me, seemingly moving eastward at about the same speed as I was driving. The cloud bank was immense, with every curve and billow sharply outlined — gorgeous but terrifying. I kept fearing that I’d be driving right into it, but it kept moving ahead of me. And when I came out of the market, a wind had come up behind whatever the main storm was doing, nearly blowing me over on my way to my car. And then it all calmed down just as suddenly as it had started. We must have escaped the worst of it and just been slapped by the lashing of the storm’s tail.

    • leeduigon

      That does sound like what we had. We were just about to go out for a ride, too, just to get out of the house for a bit.

      My sister was afraid it was going to morph into a tornado, but happily it didn’t. Just ten minutes of threatening to blow the building upside-down.

  • unknowable2

    Glad to hear that it all ended without anyone being hurt.

  • Re-Farmer

    So glad to hear you are safe!

  • Joshua

    Praise the Lord that He kept you safe!

  • weavingword

    Thank goodness you’re ok! We had 2 nasty nights of weather here in Ohio. The overnight storms are the worst–you can’t see anything so you just have to rely on weather alerts and radar images to know if you should be in the basement or not. Sometimes I really hate spring!

    • leeduigon

      Ohio gets hammered pretty hard. Years ago, I had to travel through Xenia shortly after a tornado hit it. Looked like a bombed-out city from WWII.

      • weavingword

        Yeah, people here still talk about that tornado with awe and dread. Last year we had those 14 come through in one night on Memorial day. I expect we’ll be talking about that for years to come as well. I live less than 10 miles from Xenia. Way too close for comfort! Whatever word there is for tornado phobia, I probably have it.

    • Phoebe

      Yes, those cloud banks that I saw early in the morning were probably the backside of the storm that woke me up in the middle of the night.

      And I’m not crazy about spring myself since I’ve been living in Ohio, 36 years now. 🙂

  • marlene

    We need a new representative class. I’m tired of being ruled over, or overruled, by mindless, selfish, greedy, godless, lying, murdering, traitors to humanity.

  • SLIMJIM

    Wow scary thankful to God for His mercy

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