As you may have read, tornadoes were on the warpath through North Carolina yesterday. Our county was hard-hit by wind damage, and two or three confirmed tornado touchdowns have been reported so far. Our house is just fine, but we were without power for 13 hours. I told the kids that under no circumstances were they to open the refrigerator while the power was out. 12 hours into the outage, Jayden says, "Uh, Mom...I have a low reservoir warning. We're going to have to open the refrigerator." What to do, what to do? Open the refrigerator and potentially lose our food, or not open it and have her reservoir run out? Obviously not a REAL question...insulin would have to win...but right as we were having the discussion, the power came back on! Saved by Progress Energy . It did make me think, though...what if we had an extended power outage? Should I get a vial of insulin out of the refrigerator when there is a bad storm, just in case? Hadn't ever considered that before. Learned another little lesson...I posted a few weeks ago about having to buy a new washer and dryer because fire claimed our old ones. Well, the Samsung washer we chose is wonderful, but if the power goes out, the door locks, and there is no easy way to get the clothes out!! My son had a soccer game today, and his uniform was in the washer! We were able to piece together something else for him to wear...he's the goalkeeper so the clothing rules are different. On a sadder note, I delivered a metal detector this morning to one of my sister teachers. Her mother lost her home last night. The mother's wedding rings were on top of the dresser in her bedroom - right before the dresser flew out of the house during the tornado. They are hoping against hope to find them, hence the request for the wedding rings. When I knocked on the teacher's door, her mother actually answered the door. I just hugged her. She is so sad for what she has lost. Funny the lessons life teaches sometimes through crisis.