Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trader Joes Tornado Time

We had another big storm hit down here yesterday. I was on my way home from picking Jason up at school. We made a last minute decision to stop at Trader Joes to pick up some things. The decision saved us from from some scary moments. While shopping in Trader's the lights went off, came back on, and then the staff ushered everyone in the store back into the "tornado shelter" which is actually the cooler! Apparently, a tornado had touched down about a mile from the store... right on the road on which Jason and I would have been driving home! It was chilly in the cooler/giant refrigerator so they handed out Trader Joe's sweatshirts to all the children. Everyone was very cool, no one complained... it is always amazing how people tend to band together in these types of situations! Eventually, the storm passed and we all went our separate ways. It was still raining rather heavily when we were checking out, so they let Jason keep his sweatshirt on for the run out to the car!

We will be brining the sweatshirt back today with a big Thank You to all the folks at Trader Joe's for keeping us safe and warm last night!

Here is a photo of Jason in his TJ shirt!