Dodged a Bullet and a Bittersweet Parting

We really dodged a bullet with the weather last night.  We had a tornado warning, and at one point we were hearing that a tornado was headed straight for our town.  So this involved us going ahead and getting in our storm cellar, as we have a 70 lb. labrador that doesn’t do stairs, let alone stairs going into a dark hole in the ground.  She has to be carried down.  My mother is the only reason we even knew we might be in danger, as she saw it on the Amarillo news and called us.  I had just settled in the bathtub for a nice soak.  Anyway, long story short, we did not have a tornado, but there was some hail and high wind damage.  I heard on the radio that there were straightline winds at 78 mph in town.  And we may have a repeat performance tonight. 

I sold my 2000 Ram Air Trans Am a couple of days ago.  That is the bittersweet parting.  I loved that car, but I haven’t driven in about 2 yrs.  So really, it was time to let it go, and quit paying the full coverage insurance, etc.  I will miss her, though.  We had put a Borla exhaust on it, too.  She has that nice, deep rumble.  They don’t make them anymore, and mine only had 24, 442 miles on it, and has been well cared for, so I was able to sell her for a good price, and it’s nice to have that $$ in the bank.  I sold it to a man that has wanted to buy it practically from the time I first got it.  He’ll love her and treat her well. 

I will probably not get a Sunday report in this week, or much blogging next week, as I will be busy, busy with DS and his golfing. 

Have a great rest of the week!

5 thoughts on “Dodged a Bullet and a Bittersweet Parting

  1. Glad you are safe Randi. Tornadoes are so scary. I know how you feel about the car. I had a light blue metallic 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS that I loved. Yep, Lynn sold it to make room for a 1946 Ford Streetrod. I’m not sure I have forgiven him yet. Have fun with your son.


  2. Randi, so glad that you are safe!

    I remember you talking about possibly selling your car back when you got the A-1. It sounds like it was a fun car to own.


  3. Thank you, God for keeping Randi and her family safe.

    I’m sorry you had to sell your car, but it’s not about your car. You understand.

    We will be patient while you are busy with DS. Wish him the best of luck and YOU be patient with him, too, while he spreads his wings even further. (I think it’s because I always performed better in front of an audience of 5,000 where I couldn’t see just one face!!)

    We’ll be thinking of you tonight and in the coming weeks.



  4. Hi Randi,

    I am glad to hear that you came through safely. We had some sort of a freak storm earlier this morning too. The lightning and thunder were bad, but we didn’t get very much rain…

    Take care!


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