The promised storms are beginning to roll in. We've heard the severe weather/tornado sirens twice already, and I expect to hear them again at some point this evening. Ryan has been practicing severe weather protocols all afternoon. He's a take-charge kinda guy: "Alright everybody, follow me and stay away from the windows! Let's move, people!" Direct quote.
I like using the laptop during storms, because I can check the weather without being plugged into the wall, and because we like to turn off our television projector when there's lightning, just in case. The laptop makes it easy for the kids and me to check the weather maps and listen to the updates. In between stormy patches, I can charge up the battery.
We're okay for now, because our one cat is a veritable weather vane and she's sitting right here next to me. When she goes slinkety-slunk down into the basement, I'll know to get ready to "move out, people!"
In the meantime, we're just hanging out, eating an early dinner, watching the first Harry Potter movie (they just entered the Forbidden Forest) and annoying the cats. Good times.