Storm Chasing, Storm Development, COVID Rash, Old Pics, and Paperwork OOOPsies

Friday’s Desk Calendar

Good morning! Sipping coffee on a blissful Sunday morning. Thankful to have no where I have to be today – a full day to be at home to get things done!

Live Storm Chasing

Friday while cooking dinner, I was able to watch a live storm chase. I find this rather exciting. I myself would never do such a thing. I’m the total opposite….RUN Forrest RUN from those storms!

But I did get some screen shots. I believe this was in the north panhandle of TX. You can find live storm chasers on Facebook and then set their alerts to come across your phone as a push alert for your Home Screen. That way you can join live when they come on. Sometimes it’s a lot of driving in cloudy weather and rain, but other times it’s large hail, high winds, and sometimes surprises.

I am quite taken with Reed Timmer, since I’ve read his book INTO THE STORM. At the time of this screen shot below I still had 4 hours left, but since we took a trip to Mom’s I think I have less than an hour left. I’m doing the audio version obviously. He has some very interesting tales and it’s been interesting to hear about his life, his experiences, and what he’s doing for weather research.

COVID Rash at Injection Site

Covid Hives at the injection site

So Friday my arm was itching quite a bit. When I got home I looked at my arm and realized why. I had hives forming at the injection site. Also it was hot as well. Saturday it was less itchy and the hives went down and today it’s less red and almost gone. Weird that the reaction happened 8 days later!

Old Photos

Katy, Me, and George on a Vacation Trip
Uncle Ken and Aunt Martha – Back in the Day!

I have never seen this pic before. Absolutely loved it.

Packing Weekend #2 at Moms

This time we took TWO vehicles and piled them full of boxes from Mom’s house for storage here. Mom had BBQ lunch for use. It was sooooo good. She got it from JJ’s. If you have seen our videos, JJ’s is in there.

The dogs supervised our packing and loading. Roger was a little unsettled at first and howled during the first hour of packing/loading. But finally settled and went to sleep.

Roger sleeping on a rug at Mom’s
Fancy, Mom’s dog, resting in Mom’s lap

Fancy soon followed.

Getting Home before Super Cell Storms Fired

There was a slight to marginal risk for bad weather for the southern counties in TN. So I didn’t really worry about Saturday until about the time we were heading home. These ugly clouds were rolling in and my first thought was “uh oh”. I looked at the radar and saw the dry line was not far away from Columbia. I saw little streaks of rain starting to pop and I knew that with the way the winds were going to converge with the dry air versus the gulf moisture air that clouds would convect and pop. There were no storms yet when we left Columbia. But I knew it wouldn’t be long before the clouds would build and there would be. I started to drive into a better air mass as we got to Franklin although there were still some scud clouds around. Scuds clouds or those low lying clouds that scoot by. Here’s a video of the Franklin area clouds.

Video of Clouds in Franklin, TN on 4/24/21A

By the time we got home I could see a beautiful anvil storm cloud that had developed in the South, just East from where we had just come from. The clouds that rolled by us were boiling their way into a super cell rotating storm. It may be hard to tell but the storm was rising way up into the atmosphere.

Anvil Cloud looking South, in Mount Juliet, TN on 4/24/21

I looked at the radar to see the storms firing below where we had just come from. And within an hour or so, Grundy County Tennessee was tornado warned.

Radar 4/24/21 Storm Development Ahead of Dry Line

Meanwhile in Texas….

After we got home we unpacked all the boxes and got to talk to Little Roo via Face Time. I made him laugh out loud several times. It really made my day. I love to see and hear this child laugh. It’s such a joy to see a baby go from being a baby with just needs to being able to interact with you. You can definitely see the emotions on his face. I think he will always be able to be read as he wears his emotion on his face.

Look at that face!

He sat with them at the table this week! He is liking being sat up more. So his Mom propped him up in the Boppy for a few minutes.

I hear those boppies are great fun!

Findlay, Katy’s dog is certainly entertained!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Clean the kitchen
  2. Vacuum the house
  3. Mop the kitchen floor
  4. Put the double sided tape on the rugs (No I’ve not done that yet).
  5. Reset my Wellness Auto Order
  6. Pick out another Audible book
  7. Watch a couple of shows
  8. See what else I can get into

Week ahead?

I will be heading to Columbia Thursday night to go get Mom. She will spend a couple of nights with us as George will take her to the Low-Voltage meeting Friday so she can look at security system, pick her internet wiring and so forth. Then next weekend we take her back and we’ll pack and bring another 2 car loads home. Then Sunday we will go back for a 2nd time and bring 2 more car loads home. The house goes on the market the first week of May unless something changes. Mom has to talk to the realtor b/c she will have to be at some meetings for the new house that week. The timing of everything gets interesting. But we just try to take one step at a time. Biting off the elephant one bite at a time.


I had inquired if the builders had Mom’s proof of funding as she only has so many days to get it in or it voids the contract. I try avoid last minute “oh my goshes” because “ain’t nobody got time for dat”. I don’t want to be in the middle of payroll and someone call and have to have form driven somewhere because they have to have the original, you know what I mean? Sure enough – at my prompting – they didn’t have what they needed even though Mom had called the realtor asking for it to be sent (a form that shows the value of her current home so she can show she can afford the one being built).

Men vs Women: Getting Things Done

George seemed a little irritated at my comment that “people won’t often do what you ask them to”. We at first got the word that they had everything they needed paperwork wise and George said “see people aren’t so bad are they?” only to be followed immediately with a phone call that the realtor had actually not sent in his part, in which George said nothing as I smiled. LOL! I told him “look I’m only trying to be prepared here and I know people get busy and don’t do what you need them to do”. As usual you have to “worry the toot” out of people to get them to do something on YOUR agenda. lol. And the realtor will do it but he said himself he’d probably forget it. When someone says that, you know they are giving themselves permission to not remember! And 99% of the time you will have to remind a person that says that. He needs a woman asst. to keep him straight. Ha! We women know how to make lists and get things done! lol. Some men can make good lists and get things done too so I won’t leave you out. George is a good list maker for example. But for some reason we women- most of us – are really good at the details and lighting fires to get things moving and shaking. I think God made us that way! And while I’m here on the subject: I ALSO THINK THAT SOME MEN DON’T LIKE IT WHEN WOMEN TAKE CHARGE OF THINGS AND LIKE TO IGNORE WHAT THEY SAY, DEMEAN THEIR OPINIONS, AND THAT IS ACTUALLY A FORM OF BULLYING AND GAS LIGHTING! There I said it. You know who you are! And so do I! But the good news is, we are smart enough to scoot around men that like that, and often do! They get their own butt bit in the end by their own actions. As for me, I just tattle to God and He plants my feet and seeks the revenge himself! ha! And that is all I have to say about that – except for one thing. There is just no reason to attack the person that is trying to get things done. Is there? What harm is there in acknowledging that human behavior often doesn’t follow through and you have to push it through yourself? It’s called success in the end! I’d advise no one to stand in my way when I’m on a mission and I would prefer the lip flapping and opposition be put on hold please! Just stand back and watch the magic happen!

8 responses to “Storm Chasing, Storm Development, COVID Rash, Old Pics, and Paperwork OOOPsies”

  1. Oh Sonya, I do have to laugh at you sometimes. I kind of agree that we women are better at list making and following them through but I kinda think if we keep quiet about what we do it gets done with nobody being any wiser…and so no upset done !! I’m amazed at how much ..stuff…your bringing from Mums to store. I expect a lot of these things may never see the light of day again. New houses these days I’m sure have much less cupboard space than we think they should have…
    I’m amazed also at how you can interpret the weather so well. We never get weather news like that…but then we never have tornadoes!! We sometimes get a flood warning but nothing like your great forecasts….Hope you’ve had or are having a lovely day…. it’s about 6.15in the evening…the sun is still shining and out of the wind it’s still warm……so I’m going to say. Night night. God Bless…

    • Men need to know we are on to ‘em! I don’t mind calling ‘em out when they need to be. They don’t mind calling us out. Tit for tat. Mom has thirty something years of storage in that house. A lot of glassware and antique things. We have packed second bedroom dressers full of old things from the past, an office desk full of supplies, an entire huge bookshelf, the guest bathroom closet and under sink supplies and equipment- curling irons, hair curlers, etc. We still have mega- rarely used things we can go ahead and pack. Her new kitchen has tons of cabinet space.

  2. I sometimes have to tell my husband what needs to be done. It is almost as if it will not get done unless I tell him. Almost like a parent would tell a child. And yes I am much more detailed than he is. But he is better at fixing things and the outside work on the house than I am so it all evens out.
    Little Roo has big beautiful brown eyes. I bet they just sparkle when he laughs.
    One of the things grandson loved was his baby swing. And yes they love being propped up or seeing what is going on.
    And he loved his jumper thing he could sit in that had toys on it. Such a fun time for your Katie and sil.
    They make so many things for babies now that they didn’t have when daughter was small.
    I bet your Mom’s house will sell fast in this market. Has she lived there long? Big change moving to a new home.

    • George is better at fixing things and doing outside stuff. He cooks better too. So yeah it evens out. Mom has been in that house about 35 years I think. If not longer.

      • I hope she doesn’t try to do too much. Our last move 20 years ago about killed me.
        I packed everything in the entire house except the garage.
        We had a huge garage sale. And made countless trips to the dump and goodwill. I had no idea we had so much stuff.
        But it was worth it getting our new house.

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