Last year was a pretty bad one for Oklahoma.
Lots of storms and a few huge tornado's.
So when me and the kids headed home, just days after the Moore tornado hit - I could see how badly it affected our families. Its bad enough that we are so far away, but to be so far away and face the thread of tornado's AND having no storm shelter (other than the cupboard under the stairs and bike helmets to protect the kids) They all impressed on us It. Was. Time.
Time to get a shelter.
Ensuring that we carried out this task, Mum and Dad started the 'storm shelter savings program' by depositing a tidy little lump sum into our bank account.
6 months on, our shelter was installed this week:
We have a week before we can park the car back in the garage, but the theory is that once my car is parked, it will still be forward enough for us to open the hatch to get into shelter.
We decided to go with the underground shelter because it seemed the safest and it is nicely tucked out of the way. We also decided to go for the biggest underground shelter they do so it wouldn't feel as claustrophobic and we could fit more people down there if we needed to.
So, as we head into storm season this year, I have a sense of peace that I have never had before and for that I have to say a huge THANK YOU to my Mum and Dad, who set us on this journey.