Technology has again become an important tool in my life. It's noon and I find myself in the basement of my employ, with a lot of really cool infants and toddlers and their handlers all doing their best to 'weather the tornadic storms.'
With no cell phone service, and jammed land line circuits, the only way to commnicate is by Internet. An e-mail to my wife, then finally, a land line call goes through to my out of town son where he, in turn, texts my wife and nephew, who are only a few miles from me.
However, the greatest benefit is to 'watch' the storm we are hoping to avoid. Tracking the radar, we can 'see' it's direct path over us; Channel 5 has a live panoramic helicopter view of the storm as it progresses; the TV station web sites document touchdowns in the area... a couple within 40 blocks of my house and one proclaims the storm is progressing up Nall Avenue. My house is a block from Nall Avenue.
As the Warnings are extended, the background din grows louder, restless children are served lunch as we wait, but I have my computer to keep me busy. Today, I thank God for technology....for it gives me information...and peace of mind. I am not always so thankful for technology.