No, this isn’t some sappy Tom Hanks movie. Kim and I got into Seattle yesterday just before the, um, hurricane hit. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. We didn’t get much sleep because we happened to be on the 29th floor of a hotel in downtown Seattle while the 70+ mph winds whipped through the city.
We even slept (or tried to) in the bathroom for a few hours because we weren’t sure if the windows would blow out. When it’s 1 am in the morning (and your body still thinks it’s 3 am), you get all these strange visions in your head, most of them involving bad movie special effects and people being sucked out of their homes by tornados.
Anyway, here is a current picture from our hotel room window. Things are calmer now, trees are being removed, and the floating bridges are re-opening. It looks like my speaking engagement is still on for this evening, which is a good thing. It will naturally have a Christmas slant to it, and this has been a good reminder of how many things I have to be thankful for. If you think of it, please pray for the people who were killed or injured, and for the people how have had their homes severely damaged by the wind, falling trees, and flooding.
[tags]Seattle, Seattle wind storm, Sleepless in Seattle, thankful[/tags]