As it turned out, it was very late when all the paperwork was finished, so Katie had to wait a whole day to show us her car. She was so excited she could hardly sit still all day at school, but finally the moment came and she was free to go. She will have a “driver’s permit” until her 16th birthday in July, so her mother let her drive straight over to show the car off to us this afternoon.
While they were on their way, the weather service issued a Tornado Warning for our area, with one actually touching down about 20 miles west of us and was supposedly headed our way. I was glued to the Doppler on the Internet and watching the local weather trying to figure out which way the storm was expected to travel. The weather service kept breaking in on the cable box telling us of the impending danger, but the real barometer of coming storms lay in the hall by the back door! Baylee is terrified of thunder! When she scratches to get in, we know that we too will soon be hearing the thunder.
As soon as Katie arrived I told her that “golf ball size hail was on the way!” She told me to put her car in the basement. I said okay, but “help me take it apart first!” Of course I was half teasing her, but I was a little concerned at how the weather was shaping up around us.
Katie and Tracy arrived just before the rain started and had time to ride us around the neighborhood pointing out all the Axiom’s features. She said there will be “no open drinks or ketchup in this baby”! I was so happy for her and kept trying to explain that it was “just a thing” and that “people are much more important.” I also added how blessed she was, especially since I did not have my own car until after
Tracy and Katie stayed until the storm passed to the northwest of us, as they are prone to do, and then left. I’m sure her mother got the grand tour and that they traveled the long way home. You remember how it was when you got your first car don’t you – everybody just had to see it!
She is a very blessed young woman with many people who love her dearly.