(Love this pic! Just never have a chance to use it!)
Ah, that wasn’t so bad, was it? If every day could be so simple. The sun is now coming out. It is great to see it but the weather forecasters say that is not good. Something about the heat building up and with the atmosphere the way it is, we could have some heavy storms. What the heck, I have already been through three tornadoes, one more won’t hurt. Maybe I shouldn’t say that, one more might do me in. I believe out of all my tornado experiences I remember the best is the one in Jackson, Tennessee. I had went down there for the weekend. My luck, I had ate something that busted a crown loose from my tooth. It hurt like heck. We found one of those places that you don’t have to have an appointment, you just walk in. It was a place that pulled teeth, make dentures and so on. So we went in and it seemed we waited forever, my tooth was killing me. While we were sitting in the lobby, we kept noticing the sky outside getting darker and darker. About that time, the door opened and the assistant called my name. I asked her about the weather conditions, why? I don’t know. But anyway, she told me there was nothing to worry about, the building was solid concrete (never heard of such) and it was tornado proof (never heard of that either). Followed her back to the dentist chair, the dentist came in and decide she could put on a temporary crown till I got back to Kentucky. Sounded lovely to me, let’s do it. In the meantime, the air raid sirens go off. It was a tornado, what else? This tornado-proof dentist office was right in the path of the tornado. Come to find out after it was all over, they had gathered up all the people in the lobby and took them to the storm shelter. Well, they sort of forgot about the patients in the back. The doctor came flying back and told me to get out of the chair and on the floor. She yelled, “DO IT!” Ok, I got out of the chair and on the floor. She grabbed a hold of my arms around the metal base of the dentist chair and told me to do the same to her. I did. The next thing I knew the roof was coming off the top of the building. We were both raised up off the ground a bit but I had a very good look at that tornado. I was scared shitless to say the least. It was over in about a minute. We fell back to the floor and I left claw marks in that lady’s arm. She acted like nothing had happened. She told me to get back in the chair and we would get that tooth fixed. Crap hanging everywhere, the place almost destroyed and she wanted to fix my tooth, HA! I found the rest of the people who were with me and we headed back to Kentucky. That is one dentist experience I will never forget. The moral to the story, “always check the weather report before you go to the dentist, lol!” I believe that experience has scarred me for life. Every time they say anything about tornadoes, I think of it.
Now on to a more serious matter at hand, we are still short on meeting our tax property bills. I have to the 16th of this month to pay them or else the property will be auctioned off at the courthouse steps. So I still desperately need your help. If you would like to make a purchase from the store while it is still open, please do so. If you would like to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. I hate to keep harping on this matter but there is a deadline on this one and I don’t want to lose the property. And it just hit me, if we lose the office property, we won’t have any place to work, so that will temporarily knock this off the internet. It is a no win situation without you. We need your help, I cannot emphasis that enough. So please either make a purchase if you can or a donation, either one is great appreciated.
Lady of the Abyss