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Motivational Monday…Auntie Em!

Reblogger Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Elite Properties SA545073000

Growing up in the Northeast, we dealt with a Hurricane every 5-10 years. But these Tornados???? 

Original content by Kathy Streib

Motivational Monday…Auntie Em!


It pays to be married to someone from Kansas who is familiar with tornadoes!  Thursday evening Houston and Cypress (where we are) had severe thunderstorms and tornado alerts. Cypress had an Ef-1 tornado confirmed hit not far from my niece’s home.

We could see the path as the storms headed directly our way.

As the storms approached, I gathered our devices, keys, purse, meds, etc, and put them in the closet with us. 


Larry said “Let’s go in the closet NOW” as the winds, lightning, and rain picked up. 


Everything passed quickly and at that time, while we had no power, we had our internet and a generator so we were able to watch our Houston Astros. 


It’s Sunday afternoon and we still have no power or internet. I’m thankful that we have a generator!

(My friend's home in the country about an hour from us.
Thankfully the horses are ok.)

We’ve been able to use our phones as a hotspot, which is how I’m accessing the internet. Unfortunately, some of the channels we watch have to use our home wi-fi so I’m downloading the taped Astros games to my iPad and watching them that way. 


What’s motivational about not having the “comforts of home?”


~People in my neighborhood came together with chainsaws and energy to remove trees and debris from one of our major streets.


~A good neighbor in a nearby community offered hamburgers and hot dogs this afternoon for anyone in need! 


~A generous neighbor had reached out to help elderly neighbors and asked others to help. They both are on walkers.  Nearby neighbors helped. 

~Those taking the time to post on Social Media about current power updates. 

~Crews from out of state have been arriving in caravans to help restore power. 


And, hey Rocky Dickerson, I got to go to Buc-ees for ethanol-free gas for our generator!!!


The list is long of the good deeds around our beautiful area. That’s enough to motivate me!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. 

Helen Keller


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Bill and thank you for re blogging Kathy blog as I missed it earlier.  Make ita great week.


May 20, 2024 11:53 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thanks for reblogging this post. Glad to know Kathy was safe.

May 20, 2024 02:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bill, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

May 21, 2024 08:39 AM