Saturday, April 10, 2010

We're Officially in Kansas (Oklahoma), Toto.

We woke up this morning to a rumbling outside the window. No, for once it wasn't an April thunderstorm, but you're on the right track.

Family, you will be very happy to know that after 2 years in Tornado Country, we finally have a hidey-hole.

There was enough dirt left over from the hole to spread to several spots in the yard for eventual bed-making. We're putting 2 flower beds in the front yard, and a really long one in the garden.

After the really hard winter we've had and knowing the wind we face in the next few months, we decided we couldn't put off the shelter any longer. Though I really hope we never have to stay down there for any length of time because I'm SUPER claustrophobic and it's hard for me to breathe down there. Also, it's going to be a challenge to convince the cat and dogs to get down there with us, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.


  1. LOL, I've never known anybody else that called it a hidey hole, that is hilarious...Living in tornado alley has it's problems...we need to look into a shelter as well. My dh said he's betting on a record number of twisters this year...scary stuff!

    sara in OK

  2. Having a storm shelter is a good thing! We always called it a "frady hole" al la Don Woods and GUSTY.