Ottawa really did have a tornado, and a pretty “good” one,too, but luckliy the 19 YR old’s safe, thank God. She described it as really dark and loud. I also have several friends still in Ottawa as I lived there for 18 years afterall and so far I’ve only heard from 3 of them and they said their power was off for an entire day but they got lucky; there was lots of damage to homes and trees and such. My friends also said parts look like a disaster zone and all of the stores are closed. Even here, some 3 HRS away, I noticed alot of downed tree branches on the sidewalk and road from our storms.
I still remember when I was 18 and I was close to a tornado which was in a nearby town: we felt the close effects of it: it suddenly got black as Midnight even though it was 3 pm and the wind was bending the tree tops to the ground and we had torrential side-ways rain. I didn’t know what it was but I knew something was really wrong. I had just come home from school and I was alone and took shelter in the bathroom as there were no windows in there and I just waited it out…..and within minutes it all passed by, cleared up,and the sun came out and it was bright again and even had a rainbow! It’s like life: you have to wait out the storms until they pass you by.
The 17 YR old also got the rash on her neck checked: it’s excema just like all of us with the lactose intolerance have, which, interestingly, is myself and all the girls, but none of the boys.Her and my hubby were mean to me about it,too,playing on my worry, refusing to tell me where she went(even though as her mother I have a right to know where she is), saying I would freak out, and then only on the way out the door and as they closed it behind them and left(so I couldn’t follow them as they jumped in the van and drove off) my hubby called out to me they were going to the hospital , just to make me worry even more,and I’m like, Whaaat? What for? What’s wrong? scrambling after them, worried and trying to get answers, but they just peeled out of the driveway leaving me standing there and then I had a really hard time falling asleep at night!
I also fell up the stairs(everyone else falls down the stairs you see, but I’m special and only I can fall going up the stairs) coming back from a walk with Buddy,too, and I reached out for the nearest thing to try and catch my fall which was a chair but I just fell on top of it and broke the arm off and I landed on my right side, on my arm and leg and badly scraped up my knee and now I’m really sore and hurting. I’m just glad that I didn’t fall on Buddy! I would have squished him! It would be like a hippo crushing a cat! I also haven’t scraped up my knees like that since I was a kid and now it really stings. Ouch. I’m also glad that no one was outside and saw me. I would have been soooo embarrassed!
One of my cousins( who’s in his 60’s) said as well he only has 1 kidney and it only works 5% and he’s on dialysis and on the transplant list, I assume because of his diabetes, and the 15 and 17 YR olds got banned from the Dollar Store! The manager there is a real asshole that’s never liked them and always given them dirty looks, followed them around, and even one time when the 15 YR old applied for a job there he crumpled up her resume right in front of her and tossed it! Now when they were there he falsely accused them of shoplifting and banned them from the store forever! Of course now they’re angry, shocked, and hurt over this injustice. They really like shopping there and now they’re not allowed in ever again. I think this jerk-off just doesn’t like teenagers. I joke we should hire someone to fire bomb the place or to beat him up, but seriously that really sucks and there’s really no other way to explain it other than some people just suck. Some people are just assholes. It’s one of those painful life-lesson things. It’s just not fair, and no matter what you do, some people just suck.