OK, by now I'm sure most of you have heard on the news about our "excitement" last Friday?
...Let me recap it for you. At about 4:30 PM I left work early to take my son Reese to his school, so he could suit up to play in his High School's Marching band for that evenings game. Since I had just came straight from work and still had my work stuff on, I wanted to go home and put on more casual attire .As soon as I dropped him off at 5:30, the sky got black, the rain came down in sheets, and all the sirens started blaring. The game did not start until 7, so I decided to stay home and read a few 55's before going to the game. About 6:15 the phone started ringing off the hook..."Galen, are you OK?"..."Galen, is the store OK".....It seems that a news bulletin came on saying that a tornado had touched down in Fenton, and a building near US-23 and Owen Rd. had been destroyed. Now, I started to freak out a bit since all my co-workers are there till 6 on Fridays, so I called my boss, and he assured me that they were OK...
So about 6:55, the sky started to clear up, and it stopped raining, and since we live about 20 miles from Fenton, our power unaffected and the game went on. As a matter of fact, it was a great night for football, and it didn't rain a drop the whole night..Now since I was scheduled for work on Saturday, I got up as usual about 8:30 and started to get ready. Just then My phone rang, and a fellow employee called and asked if I was coming in to work. I said of course why?
He said that 90% of Fenton was without power, and that the National Guard had been called in, no one was allowed into town without proper proof of residence, and there was a curfew..
Furthermore, he said that I should come to his house, and bring every cooler that I have because, he had power, but none of his relatives did, and since they are all hunters they wanted to give away all the venison that they had in their freezer, since Bow Season starts on Oct 1st..
They all figured to replenish soon enough since the deer around here are as plentiful as Rats.
So I headed to his home with my coolers, and the scene that I witnessed was like out of a disaster movie...Barns leveled, Garages smashed, 100 year old trees uprooted like weeds being plucked from a garden, it was horrific!!!..Oddly enough, no one was injured, our dealership went unscathed (including all our vehicles), and traffic was moving along quite well...
The twister just hopscotched along on it's merry way, leaving terror and destruction wherever it touched down...Lets never again talk about luck eh?......And BTW, I now have a freezer full of corn-fed back-straps, tenderloins, burger, and sirloin steaks...Merry Christmas Galen!!!!
So thank you all for you concern, I am fine, our store is fine, and all is well on my end of it!!
You are all very kind and careing to the G-Man...Much Love...... Peace!