I’m Still Standing

Mostly meant to reassure those of you that know where I live and know that a tornado hit my city yesterday, that all is well with us. The tornado hit just a mile away, where my husband’s business is (it has minimal damage, though the garage next door was demolished and the debris piled four feet high against the back door of his business, so that the door couldn’t be opened; still, just dents and missing shingles, seemingly). Our house creaked and thumped somewhat alarmingly from our basement perspective, but nothing except branches down. Despite many trees down and some relocated, and a lot of property damage, no serious injuries, thankfully. (My heart goes out to those in Joplin, MO.)

Right after the storm:

and an hour later.

(If you are interested in seeing storm photos, you can see the local newspaper’s photo gallery here.)

Although this post’s title is meant to say that we, and our house, and my husband’s business, and our little Japanese maple, are all still standing, it’s also very apropos in that earlier this month, I finally got to see Elton John perform, and indeed perform that very song. After his concert here had been cancelled by more freak weather, our late April snowstorm.

It was a great concert, and well worth the wait.

Still standing, indeed. Almost three hours of non-stop performing, in his mid-60s — wow. A performer, indeed.

Me? Besides still standing, I’m still knitting. More soon.

5 responses to “I’m Still Standing

  1. Glad to hear you’re alright! Tornadoes are so scary.

  2. Whew. I thought of you immediately when I heard that Your Fair City had been hit.

  3. Glad to hear that you are all well and safe. Hope others in town are okay, too. It’s been several years since I was in town, so sad to see the destruction. Glad that it wasn’t worse.

    I got to see Elton John in Gothenburg (Sweden) in December. Totally amazing!

  4. Glad you are all OK. Joplin… prayers are going out there for sure.

  5. I’m happy to hear that you and yours are safe. I’ve seen Elton John many times since the ’70s and still love him. Good taste, twin!

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