Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Dark and Ominous Sky: SOLSC Day 26
"I'm sick I shouldn't have to clean up tonight."
"Well, dad and I cooked, so this means it's up to you," I replied with a hint of nanny-nanny-boo-boo in my voice.
"No, I need to rest up I have classes this week, and I am not feeling good." Lexi tried again.
The next thing I knew we all in clearing the table making the task less for all. As we rinsed off plates, loaded the dishwasher, and filled the fridge with the leftovers the three iPhones resting on the island began to blare an emergency alert. We all stopped and reached for our phones.
We sat in the basement watching the radar, texting family and friends making sure everyone was in a safe area and aware of the warning. The wind began to whistle, and the rain pounded on the windows. It lasted about five minutes, and the warning was over, and we were safe. It was a small inconvenience, just enough to raise the blood pressure and readjust your evening for a short time.
We walked back upstairs and resumed the dreaded Sunday night routines as we prepared to return to our classrooms and workplace tomorrow. Grateful.