First of all I want to thank those that e-mailed us when they were concerned about the severe Good Friday Storms and Tornadoes that hit the Metro St Louis/St Charles Mo area. First and foremost the Weeb Ranch and Dardenne Prairie escaped without any major damage although a tornado touched down and destroyed several homes in New Melle Mo. about 15 miles from us on Hwy Z. All the family and Grands are safe so we gave thanks this morning for the Lord watching over us.
Here is a link to the Newspaper web story Total Devastation, St Louis Lambert Airport may reopen Sunday, All the pictures on the web are copyrighted so they can’t be posted on a blog. As far as the storm here at the Ranch, The tornado sirens went off about 06:00PM it started to rain hard and both Rigg’s and Sadie knew something wasn’t right, Sadie made a bee line for Grandpa’s arms and Rigg’s laid on my feet. Funny how animals can sense something out of the ordinary in the weather. The rain really started to come down and the wind picked up you could hear the turbines in the roof sounded like they were going to lift off any second, the news said the winds gusted to 80mph in St Charles County, then after about 15 minutes it got quiet again except for a steady rain.
From the looks of the TV this morning it was like a war zone in my old patrol area in the Dellwood-Ferguson area.They said it was the worst storm in 40 years and I can remember the tornado that touched down 40 years ago there and how it looked and all the work we had for weeks trying to get it cleaned up.
I went out and looked at the trailer & truck today and didn’t see any damage, even the tress held up with just a few branches blown down.
Donna is going to the restaurant tonight, and Nicole came back today so we will have one Grand here for Easter Morning.
I hope everyone will have a Happy Easter and even if you have diabetes like me, you can enjoy a sugarless treat.
Be safe out there.. Sam & Donna.