A windy, wearying Wednesday

December 16, 2021


Our weather was windy and stormy yesterday, but as in ‘spring storm’. The high was supposed to hit 70 degrees and we were under wind advisories. Nebraska is windy anyway, but we were going to have gusts of 75 MPH, so I suppose that’s a legitimate reason to think about safety. Local schools were either closed in advance or closing early. We are short-staffed at the center so we couldn’t open for the school-age children.

At the center, we are safe as can be. We have an enormous hallway and, if needed, rooms also. Plus, we have a real bathroom down there now! That was all very handy since we all spent 2:30-3:30 down there. Yep. Everyone’s cell phone got the ‘SEVER THUNDERSTORM WARNING. SEEK SHELTER.’ alert, so we went downstairs and did puzzles and games. Our pastor came over to help and did puzzles with a boy who thought he was the bee’s knees.

Seward is ok. There are a few branches down and things blown around, but nothing like east and north of here, where there were some actual tornados. This is so weird.

I was beat at the end of the day. Much of our college staff was told to stay home and not come to work since they would have been walking over in the high point of the wind and rain.

Anyway, today’s a new day. Happy Thursday, everyone!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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One Response to “A windy, wearying Wednesday”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Dang it. You posted a lot recently. I’m not keeping up!

    My co-worker was just telling me today about the strong winds there because she has family in Nebraska. I’m so disconnected from the news lately.

    I’m glad to hear you’re ok!


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