Yesterday was an interesting weekend finale. After running some errands, one of which being the grocery store, hence the picture of Chester in my grocery bag, K convinced me to go to the gym. Having eaten far too much the day before, I felt that this was a good idea. I love using the manual treadmills there because it’s just such a better workout than the electric ones, plus you don’t use any electricity 🙂
We went to the gym, in ignorance of what was coming. We both kept commenting on how “ugly the day was.” It was ugly. The sun hadn’t been out all day and it was drizzling and damp, which is certainly not uncommon for IN during this time of year.
We got to gym, I bought a day pass because I’m not a member there and we went up the two flights of stairs to the fitness center. As soon as we put our things in a locker, the tornado sirens went off. Tornado sirens are pretty common in Indiana. They warn us if weather is getting bad enough that tornados are possible, so we go to the basement or any place safe from a tornado. The staff at the gym made everyone, and I mean everyone, go to the locker rooms in the basement, which meant that Won and I had to separate. I was ok up until the point that dozens of middle-school aged girls and their mothers, who were all freaking out because they were not “from around here” and that they hadn’t experienced tornado sirens before. One woman, wide-eyed and freaky came up to me asking me if I was from here and if this was normal. I told her that it was.
What’s also normal is that when the sirens go off, there is usually a tornado touch-down somewhere nearby and this time was no different. I didn’t tell her that. The storms were bad enough that there were a couple of tornados I think and straight line winds. We had no idea it was coming or else we wouldn’t have gone. Guess that’s what we get for cutting the cable and not regularly checking on the weather.
I had some major issues in that locker room. I was in there for 1 hour and 45 minutes! I was by myself, it was smelly, there were too many young children screaming and cheering. They were there for some kind of water polo event. As each minute went on, more and more people were pushed into the locker room. It got to the point that I couldn’t stand it anymore and just left and went into the hallway. To my surprise, no one said anything to me. However, I was still alone. K was still stuck in the locker room, not realizing that he could leave. I asked a random guy to go in there and tell K to come out, but he couldn’t find him (more like he didn’t want to).
Anyway, after a day of idiots, tornados, sweat, and unhelpful people, we got home to find that the sun was shining a bit and the storm had passed. We missed all of it.
It was a weird day, but I was glad to come home to steak, potatoes, stuffing, and Chester 🙂
Thanks for reading. I hope your weekend went well!