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Humm...tornado watch or shopping???

post #1 of 29
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So right now, Memphis along with a few other areas are under a tornado watch- which almost always winds up turing into a warning. It just happens to be at the same time that Garden Ridge (similar to Hobby Lobby, Hancocks, Michaels...-but 5x larger) has an AWESOME sale on!!! Uhhhh! They have those huge yummy jar canles for $2.50....ok so i know i shouldn't even be asking this....lol...but should I go shop and completely ignore the watch...or just stay home. Wow, I do have a candle obession....this is sad lol...did I mention I lived through the tornado that completely inilated Moore,Okalahoma when i was only a few minutes down the road in Noble,Ok visiting family a few years back. Lol....hummm I think I can make it there before it starts to storm. And hey- if the power goes out, i'll have lots of candles! This could definitely work!!!

At the moment- it's sprinkling in some areas....and it's SUPER windy....so i'm waiting to see if the wind dies down before I decide to go or not.
post #2 of 29
Yea,, so how far is it from you???

I'd go,, but hurry back!!! Better safe then sorry,, But ya gotta have candles if the power goes out!!!!!
post #3 of 29
I cant believe you are making a poll about this ..... I would stay home, but Im terrified of tornadoes !!!!! ....... just be careful the weather in our area is unstable right now .....
post #4 of 29
I would go! but then I'd probably be safer in there than at my trailer also known as a tornado bullseye but I'd worry bout the kitties
post #5 of 29
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Angelkitty- Well, The candles would definitely come in handy should the power go out lol....i'm only about 10-15 minutes away....but there are large sturdy buildings the entire way..so I could always pull over if need be.

Pami- lol...I couldn't resist making a poll- it was too funny! I lived through a few OK tornadoes, so i definitely understand your fear- they're nothing to mess with- but thankfully it's starting to look a bit better outside...if it remotely looked bad i wouldn't even chance it- ALL of my furbabies and I would be in the bathroom lol..There's still a watch out- but it's looking better outside and the wind has died down (it could easily pick up though, so i'm always careful about it)

Katiemae1277 - lol, i think i'd put the kitties in a carrier and take them in a ditch with me lol....My sister Monica and her family lived in a trailor for quite a while before they were able to build their home (her husband builds the most gorgeous houses for a living!!!!!) Do you have a storm cellar anywhere near you?
post #6 of 29
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I just read all of the latests posts from some other new threads about the tornados in Arkansas....the tornadic activity seems to be picking up in Arkansas pretty badly...which means it will most likely make it's way east and into the Memphis areas soon. So I need to head out now before it gets bad.I think i'm going to run out to the store really fast before it gets worse. Colin & I are literally out of everything at the moment...and I have 2 candles at his house. (I'm not at mine at the moment- there were several shootings in my neighborhood this week...so my girls are with me, and my mom insisted on staying at our house with the dog - she worries me sometimes!) Our watch right now is set to expire at 7pm....but that will likely be extended should the weather pick up! Stay safe you guys in Arkansas!!!!!!
post #7 of 29
Nikki, just be careful !!! We have watches and warnings here, too ..... this unstable weather is everywhere ..... our warnings are on the top of the state (near Tennessee) so just be careful !!!
post #8 of 29
Here in the midwest, we pretty much ignore the watches (and even the warnings) until the siren goes off. It seems like every day is a watch or warning in the Spring and Fall, and we'd never get anything done.
post #9 of 29
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Well, I got in the car ready to head out. I went to Sheridans (about 30 seconds down the road ) and got a milkshake - I was about to have a dizzy spell, so I stopped quick to get some food/liquid into my system (nothing major, I just have Vertigo). Anyways, when I was about to leave, one of Colin's friends who's also a bartlett police officer pulled up by my car and was like "Nikki, where do you think you're going? - and then I told him lol..."candle shopping!" Then he told me to go back to Colin's house and go shopping tomorrow because the storm was headed our way. So that's what I did. And right on the way back, the warning and watches came over the radio and the wind really started to pick up. So i'm just going to stay here to be on the safe side for now. I have 2 candles at his house and 1 or two flashlights that I know of. I think i should be fine should the power go out. Hopefully that won't happen....looks like no candle shopping for me today! Oh well, better safe than sorry. Maybe they'll still have the sale on tomorrow?
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by PurrPaws View Post
Here in the midwest, we pretty much ignore the watches (and even the warnings) until the siren goes off. It seems like every day is a watch or warning in the Spring and Fall, and we'd never get anything done.
That's what I normally do also, but it was starting to look really nasty outside, so I hightailed it back lol.
post #11 of 29
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That's what I normally do also, but it was starting to look really nasty outside, so I hightailed it back lol.
well, altho i voted for go, i'm glad you're safe!
post #12 of 29
Stay safe ... and cuddle up with the girls
post #13 of 29
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well, altho i voted for go, i'm glad you're safe!
So am I. I had every intention of going....but Colin's friend and the bad weather convienced me otherwise. It's super windy as well....two of the guys were already working one wreck because of the wind- it was right by Sheridans, so that's why his friend came over to talk to me...they all know my car...which always means they sneak up on me, turn their lights on, blast their horns and sirens at me, and get on the loud speaker - they're soo bad! lol ..but they're all good guys, especially Colin, he's my favorite!!! So for right now, I'm on the couch watching Oprah with the weather ticker at the bottom of the screen. If the sirens go off- ALLLLL of us will be in that bathroom lol!!
post #14 of 29
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So for right now, I'm on the couch watching Oprah with the weather ticker at the bottom of the screen. If the sirens go off- ALLLLL of us will be in that bathroom lol!!
a couple of years ago, the siren went off here, so Pixel, Mosue & i spent some time in our teeny bathroom. i have a suggestion - take a comforter & some pillows with you - that floor/bathtub gets awfully hard!
post #15 of 29
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Stay safe ... and cuddle up with the girls
How did you know they're already snuggled up on the couch with me watchin Oprah! lol....
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
a couple of years ago, the siren went off here, so Pixel, Mosue & i spent some time in our teeny bathroom. i have a suggestion - take a comforter & some pillows with you - that floor/bathtub gets awfully hard!
I already have the guest bathroom ready to go if we need it- there are pillows and blankets in the bathtub, and emergency radio, snacks, water, a flashlight, and my cell lol....I did that about an hour and a half ago just in case. Sounds like you and your kitties were crowded in that bathroom! I also take down the shower rod...most people forget to do that, but it can easily fall on you and puncture you....I learned that in OK...from all of the "tornado veterans" lol... You're right on the hard bathtub floor! Those are aweful without pillows!
post #17 of 29
Ugh...the sirens went off here and it's physically IMPOSSIBLE for a tornado to hit or come within a few miles of my neighborhood (I like about 4 bloack from the lakefront)!!! And all it did was make me panic and try to figure out what I was going to do with the cats, depsite what I know about tornadoes and the lake :

Glad to hear everyone's safe!
post #18 of 29
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I didn't realize Chicago was having bad weather also! Stay safe up there! / We still have a tornado watch down here in Memphis- it was extended ....but so far the wind has calmed down a bit outside, so that's good.
post #19 of 29
How's the weather now? I hope you can go candle shopping tomorrow--woohoo candles!
post #20 of 29
hehehe staying home is a better idea
post #21 of 29
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Wooo Hoo!!!!! I'm off to go shop at Garden Ridge now!!!! We don't have a tornado watch any longer for my county (Shelby County,TN)....so i'm off to go have fun before we do.- Keep the Ark, MO people in your thoughts today though everyone...some places got hit last night (i'm not sure to what extent though, hopefully not too bad)...however, a lot of the same counties, areas are under tornado & thunderstorm watches and maybe even warnings at the moment as well as flash flood watches, including a few in TN last time i checked. Stay safe neighbors!!!!-
Well everyone, I'm FINALLY off to Garden Ridge!!!! I'll update later!
post #22 of 29
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Wooooo Hooo! I got candles!!!! Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Vanilla, Vanilla, Hazelnut......mmmmmmmmmm........they smell awesome!!! And I got them super cheap!!! I got one of those HUGE 3 wick hazelnut candles- one of the really nice ones for $3! Yea!!! I'm soo excited.....lol...is it bad that I hid some of the candles from Colin...lol he doesn't like candles- I think he's mildly weird for that
post #23 of 29
I think i'd stay home...Shopping can wait
post #24 of 29
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I didn't go yesterday- it was nasty. But i did go today!!! It was sooooo much fun!!! The entire place was swarming with women- it was hysterical....they were dragging their men and children along with them
post #25 of 29
HURRICANE!!!!!! No don't do it.........Run......Run for your life

Take cover!!! Hide!!! ..... ......... Dig an air raid shelter.....anything....just don't goooooo







How can you think of shopping at a time like this
post #26 of 29
This is my first post here....I've been lurking for a long time and enjoying reading. But I just wanted to say that I hope everyone that lives in tornado country stays safe. Just high winds scare the heck out of me!
post #27 of 29
Hiya Spuds mom welcome to Tcs.

Yeah we don't have these things in the uk,but they scare the bleep out of me for sure
post #28 of 29
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Just an update...the weather was definitely gross out today...a little rainy, but nothing too bad! Yesterday I went shopping and it was a blast ( i did awesome too...I always go under budget ) So I have secretly stashed candles around Colin's house ....lol....you know, just in case the power ever goes out....we will be able to see and i have an excuse to use them all !!! Fun stuff. We didn't have any tornadic activity by me today, but i'm not sure about my Arkansas and Missouri neighbors- i hope they're all safe!!! We've all been having a nasty bit of weather lately. Have a good night everyone!
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by furryferals View Post
HURRICANE!!!!!! No don't do it.........Run......Run for your life

Take cover!!! Hide!!! ..... ......... Dig an air raid shelter.....anything....just don't goooooo







How can you think of shopping at a time like this
hurricane? where did that come from!!!....i was talking about a tornado ....lets just say Garden Ridge's sale was worth it lol.... I didn't go on friday, because it was soo bad outside...but i did go yesterday when the weather cleared a bit. I wasn't alone eithor- the place was packed!!! Women were dragging their hubbies and children around everywhere it was awesome! One little girl was helping her mommy pick out a candle on the isle i was on- she said "no mommy, get this one! that ones ugly!"- it was hysterical....if i ever have a daughter she'll probably wind up being a candle expert like her mommy! Lord have mercy on poor Colin
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