Well, it was a long night. Or a short one, if you're considering hours of sleep. There were three different systems with radar-indicated tornadoes that came within 5 miles of us, and we ended up spending a bit of time tucked up against our stairs, with blankets, pillows, laptop, cell phones, wallets, and, of course, the baby. By the grace of God, the storms seemed to go just outside of the populated areas, so we don't have any damage (that I can see from inside, anyway).
I was worried about Matilda, the outside cat, but she's on the front porch wondering where her breakfast is.
Thank you for your prayers - it was a stressful night. It's never good to hear the weather people say repeatedly over the course of several hours that your town is right in line for a direct hit with a storm with winds >100 mph, 2" hail, and multiple spots of very strong rotation. Scary.