I know tonight is supposed to be Five Questions Friday. I had them ready and sent to Eric but he was uncomfortable answering them. Because he gave me good reasons AND the fact that I sent them to him so late didn’t give me much time to compose another set, my only option was to let him off the hook.
Instead, I decided to share this little video I found when I was talking to my cousin earlier this evening about us getting a storm shelter down here in Tennessee. We were both laughing about it.
But first an important disclaimer to both of our parents who I know read this blog: Most people in our area do not have a shelter or even a basement for that matter. So it’s probably due to the fact that we are New Englanders and tornadoes terrify us. We have been here for almost 3 years and I have only met one person so far that has a basement. And it’s actually not her basement, it’s her brother’s who lives next door. Nobody else that I have met, has a basement or even a storm shelter. And come to think of it, New England has many snowstorms and wicked blizzards. And those terrify Southerners. But us Northerners take it in stride. So it doesn’t matter where you live in this country, weather is unpredictable anywhere you live.
This video was shared on YouTube by a woman who lives in Florida. It’s her own invention of a storm shelter. I just love her 89-year-old mother and the dog Malty and those cool helmets! (you’ll see). But I’m not sure how they will be able to keep those lids fastened. And when they open the lids, that dog looks like they don’t have a prayer. FYI, you don’t need to watch the whole video. It’s 5 minutes long but the first 3 minutes is funny. The rest of it is how she built these, in case you are interested.