Last night as Dave and I were getting ready for bed we heard weird sirens. We figured out they were storm sirens when we heard the accompanying voice: "There is a tornado warning for the Goshen area. Seek shelter in the nearest building immediately." That voice is really really weird to hear, because you can't tell where it's coming from, but it's there all the same. Hi, God.
In any case, Dave and I quickly noted the tornado warning, then ditched the basement and sat on the front porch to watch the storm.
This morning we found out we maybe should have taken that tornado warning a little more seriously, as one actually did touch down about 5 miles from our house. There are multiple trees uprooted or broken and some houses have serious damage. Our house and trees are all safe, although we haven't had power since 9:30pm.
We did learn the benefits of a gas stove this morning - it works when you don't have power! Therefore, coffee can still be made! I boiled hot water and then used a camping coffee strainer to make a mug for each of us.