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Monday, June 13, 2022

Not So Serene Saturday/Sunday

Greetings to all! It's me, Mags. Saturday evening/night we were smacked by a huge storm system here in our part of Kansas. We even had to hunker down in our "storm shelter" --- here's a look:
"Hi, everybody!"
"This movie is REALLY boring.  Zzz ..."

Sure, it may LOOK like our Library, but it's also our storm shelter. Before we went downstairs, our mom shot some video:

To view on YouTube, please click here.

Here's a still-shot for you, taken off our deck. This was right before Dad made Mom come inside.


I made sure to keep an eye on things until we lost cable.
"Oh, hey, Rags.  It's not a movie, it's a severe weather thing."

Fortunately for us, the tornadoes skirted just to our east, but our town did get hit with 80-100 mph straight-line winds!

The next day, we saw lots of downed trees on our walk:
This is us in CiCo Park.  We're glad our cow friends didn't have a show!

"We better go around."
"We should check for squirrels first!"

Though there were millions of dollars of damages, we've heard of no loss of life, and we are so very thankful for that!  We feel very blessed that we only had some tree limbs down (not on the house!) and a small leak. It was a wild - not serene - weekend!!! (Except for Adopt-a-Ragnar Day, which was AWESOME!!!)

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. That sure looked like a nasty storm. We're surprised you weren't singing along with those sirens, Ragnar. It's good to know you didn't have any severe damage to your home.

  2. We are glad you were not hurt or had property damage. It is good you have a well stocked library and storm shelter.

  3. It has been a crazy few days, we have been lucky too. bad storms, lots of rain, wind, lightening, and sirens! Our fiels look like lakes and the corn is not happy. But we are ok so all is well! So very happy you all are good and safe!!! Take care & stay safe
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

  4. I like your storm shelter a lot more than ours! Momma and I squeeze into the laundry room, which is NOT big enough.