Wisconsin (and other neighboring states) got slaughtered over the last couple days with rains, wind and tornadoes.
Yesterday, Jeff and I worked in the yard and I planted a bunch of stuff and some seeds (goodbye seeds and topsoil). We decided to take Aidan on a jaunt to Toys R Us to find Ramone's House (not found) or some other Cars delectable with his birthday money. When we left without any prize, Jeff ran into Walgreens to see if they had any. In the brief 2 minutes he was in there, the wind starting blowing like mad, rain started pouring and the tornado siren went off.
I freaked a little as we hurried home listening to the radio announcers telling us that we had exactly 15 minutes to get home before a tornado would wipe us out. It has been a long time since I've hung out in the basement for a tornado warning. We accomplished a bit of organizing, actually. Quick fact about me - my mom and I were shopping in the late 80's and when we drove home, wondered why the road was so empty until we spotted a TORNADO in a valley on our drive home. My husband is way jealous. It was just a mini tornado, though.
Jeff ran out last night and several roads were closed due to flooding. We got hit again this morning with the rain. We had minor water seeping into the basement and in our sun porch. I lost my seeds, of course and a lot of topsoil but that is all so non-important!
When the weather cleared, we drove around to see some of the damage and it was interesting to see friend's backyards covered in a pond (with ducks taking advantage) as shown in the picture above as well as soccer fields covered (with kids taking advantage). Take a look here or here: