Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 68, Low 56)
Maybe it’s just because I’m not used to them. I mean, if we were to find out today that there’s a major cold front heading our way with subzero temperatures and a possibility of a couple feet of snow, we’d shrug our shoulders and say, oh well, that’s a bummer. But to hear mention of some tornadoes touching down in an area only a couple hours away - that tends to get my attention. Just a bit short of one year on the road, and the one thing I really hate about this lifestyle is the exposed feeling I have when there are severe storms in the area. And yesterday was another one of those days.
The morning started out with severe wind warnings. We had to work, so at break times we checked the temperatures and they seemed to be staying a little lower than expected. We hoped that this would help to keep the weather from being quite so bad. After work we decided to stay in town and visit a Chinese buffet for dinner. As we ate we watched the skies get darker and more ominous. I didn’t even think about taking a picture! On the radio they were talking about the storm system and the direction it was heading. There had already been numerous tornadoes from the system. We talked about it, and decided we really wanted to find someplace safe to ride out the storm. Unfortunately, there is nowhere at this campground to go in the event of severe weather. So on the way back to the campground, we stopped at a church that was open and asked if we could possibly hang out there while the storm went through. They were very hospitable and told us to come on over, and that we could bring the cats. So we grabbed a few necessities and headed back to the church for a couple hours. The building was so sturdy that we didn’t even know it was raining. So that was just fine by me. Some people say it was a bad storm, others say not so bad. But either way, I don’t regret finding someplace secure to wait it out.
Work is going well. It has really picked up. We should be bringing in something like 1.7 million units this week. We are now on 60 hour weeks. As of today, we have finished 40 hours of our work week and we have two more days to go. Right now, Thursday is our only day off. I”m not sure whether that will be the case for the next three or four weeks. What I do know is that one month from today we will be almost done!! YAY!! That’s going to be one exciting day. :) (And hopefully, no more bad storms between now and then.)