Today is the day, folks—it’s the day I become reconnected to the world of technology. As I mentioned in a previous post, my phone had many issues in its lifespan, and last week’s thunderstorms were the end of it. And now the ride to Oklahoma City is upon us, where an Apple Store awaits. In order for me to ensure enough time to purchase an iPhone at said Apple Store before tonight’s event , I have resigned myself to sagging it with Red (the truck driver) today; riding with Red means we’ll get to the destination very early but we’ll leave much later than the riders (much later, in this case, means 10a or so).
I’m not the only one sagging today. We woke up this morning to severe thunderstorm warnings for many parts of Oklahoma. The Weather Channel was also reporting penny-sized hail in a few counties. Outside, the rain had already created miniature lakes in the Seminole Best Western parking lot, and the sky was alit with lightning. By 5.30a, Nick had sent us a text message announcing an hour delay in packing our luggage in the truck. It’s more than an hour later, and the thunderstorm and rain have now stopped, though several riders have already made up their minds about sagging it for the day.
I’m still crossing my fingers for a tornado warning.