Communion Of Dreams


We have this weather phenomenon . . .
May 9, 2009, 6:18 pm
Filed under: Health, Survival, Weather

Sorry I’ve been gone. Been trying to avoid getting killed. While getting new glasses.

No, I haven’t been messing around with a jealous ophthalmologist’s wife. I went to see a friend who is a top-rate ophthalmologist and who has cared for my eyes for years. And along the way kept hearing the theme to “The Wizard of Oz” playing in my head. From a note I just sent another friend:

Been hearing about the storms on NPR.

Ayup.  Six dead.  Tornadoes to the left of us, tornadoes to the right . . .

Seriously, we were only about a half hour from being in the wrong place at very much the wrong time.  And there was no way for us to know it.  On the way down yesterday, the tornadoes blew through the I-44 corridor about a half hour ahead of us getting on there.  Lots and lots of billboards, highway signs, and trees blown down just ahead of us.  Two tracker-trailers blown over and off the road.  We tried to stop in Springfield to get some lunch, and about half the city was without power.  It was a bit . . . exciting.  In not the good way.

Well, we did make it. And back this afternoon. But for those of you who don’t live in these parts, and have always thought that Midwesterners were constantly being chased around by tornadoes carrying cows . . . well, in this case, you’re pretty much right.

More after I clean out my underwear thoroughly.

Jim Downey

(Cross posted to UTI.)

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Yikes! Glad to hear you are okay – been wondering! love! Spike

Comment by Spike

No, I haven’t been messing around with a jealous ophthalmologist’s wife.

Oh, so you couldn’t have been messing around with an ophthalmologist who has a jealous husband?

(And yeah, I know you better than that, but since you’re safe, I’ll tweak you. Glad you made it home safely and without having to use any ruby slippers.)

Comment by ML

Thanks to both of you – even for the tweaking.

Jim D.

Comment by James Downey

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