Wow what a night - I heard that not only one but two funnel clouds were spotted not too far from us. But everyone is good and we are all back to normal - the cats all calmed down once they were out of the bathroom where I took them when it got nasty. There were no touch downs but lots of damage from winds, a lot near Oak Brook, which is one of the big malls near us. They showed a building with a lot of damage up there on the news - and it was one I worked as a temp in a LONG time ago (it doesn't feel that long, but it was the early 90s!) Our subdivision didn't have too much damage to trees - mostly because the storms last week got most of those branches that would come down and so the ones left were the strong ones. There are branches everywhere but it is hard to tell if they are old or new - mostly they are piled up. The cats were all ok though - there were some thunderbooms later that they didn't love but they still stayed where they were and didn't hide or anything. And they did get treats, so that was a bonus for them! I just wish we had a bigger interior room to go to on the rare occasions when we need to - that bathroom is so tiny (I can touch the opposite walls at the same time in both directions). It got really weird and orange after the storm - because of the sun and the clouds - it was cool but very bizzare - and the cats kept looking outside and seeing what was up because of the rain. But all in all they did a great job of dealing with the storm and I am glad they did in case it is ever worse!
Today it is sunny and warm but not humid - I am hoping it stays that way but they are saying storms over the weekend. Blech. I am glad it isn't til Saturday though, because we are FINALLY getting our sofa tomorrow! I will be doing the cat herding and Brad will deal with the delivery guys. I can't wait to see what cat toys we find under the couch (and I can just imagine how much fur will be under there!) I am going to try and get some pics of the cats up today - I had to recharge the battery and then yesterday I got frustrated trying to take storm pics (I really need to read the manual on how to use that camera!) so I just gave up on the whole thing.