Safe

We have finally climbed out of the bathtub and checked the house.

The roof seems to be okay as far as we can tell, and we don’t see any shingle grit in the driveway.

But the car got hit bad, some dents so bad the paint is gone in chunks. The glass is ok, as are the windows around the house.

The pool is overflowing.

The fence is still up.

The garden is flooded, so we will have to see what makes it or not. But it took a direct hit from straight winds and hail, and most of it is knocked flat to the ground. We for sure lost the things uprooted: the sunflowers, corn, herbs, seeded vegetables, and a tree.

But we are safe, and grateful.

Tons of fires around town from the lightning, and friends in Tulsa who lost homes.

Oh, Oklahoma.

The lightning is still bad, but the rain and wind eased up, so allegedly we can sleep now.

I can, anyway, thanks to cochlear implants that come off at night!

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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