Archive for March, 2008

The Tornado

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

As most of you know by now, a big tornado hit Atlanta a few weeks ago. First tornado in the downtown area here. Ever. Pretty crazy. There are some amazing pictures of the destruction online, like this one:

The interesting side note is that both Andrea and I were out of town. In fact, we were out of the country. I was down in Brazil visiting my family and Andrea was in Amsterdam for a conference (and doing some sightseeing).

Well, as it turns out, the tornado hit downtown and also a neighborhood about 3 miles from our house called Cabbagetown. Since I had never experienced anything like this before, I was concerned that our house might have sustained some damage from winds and rain. But no, everything was just fine when we got home.

So, we are back in the routine here. Coming up next, we are getting a dog (and maybe a cat, if we can figure out how to make a cat and a dog get along). Stay tuned!