Maggie woke me this morning to walk at four and it was storming something crazy. Vivid flashes of lightning lit up the sky followed by house shaking thunder. I got out of the bed long enough to sit in the dark of my den and listen to the pounding rain for awhile. At one point, the tornado siren down the street went off causing Maggie to start howling loudly. It was an other-worldly event and sound.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday. I appreciated it very much. The main gift I am getting from my father is to get my Honda cleaned up, the radio fixed, and my 100,000 mile service at the Honda dealership. Mom got me a wonderful framed mural of all the various steam engines the traveled the Chattahoochee Valley Railway since the eighteen hundreds. You know me and trains so I really liked that gift. It looked much more expensive that it actually was.