The last week brought some of the more challenging days I have had in some years. I thought I would have a slight breather, but, no.
On Friday I made it to Florida to visit my mother for a bit. I made it in ahead of Isaac the tropical storm/hurricane.
The massive rain has caused has caused power outages and internet loss while I have been here.
Today, however, without any warning, a tornado dropped down on the community where my mother lives. The damage field begins two houses away. It is not devastation, but the damage was heavy.
There was a sudden massive blast in which everything around the place went horizontal and then it cleared. Some minutes later people started calling my mother’s mobile phone asking if we were alright because there were reports on the news of the location where the tornado hit. Until people called, we didn’t know what happened.
I went out and looked down the street to see emergency vehicles in the streets and lots of damaged houses. When I identified myself as a priest, the firefighters said no one was injured.
We dug some tarps out for people and checked to make sure some neighbors were alright and then got out of the way of the work being done.
But I blame Pres. Obama for the tornado – because I don’t like him – we went to eat a sandwich at Chick-fil-A and see a movie. I had never been to a Chick-fil-A before. It was delicious! Classy too. Someone came and offered to refresh our drinks! Is that usual?
The movie was 2016: Obama’s America.