Stayed up to 11 Saturday night keeping watch, and got startled by tornado alarms going off at 10 pm, but thankfully there was only a little bit of flooding from the storm, as the worst parts passed by to the south.
Today brought a BIG treat: the Towners took me out to Cracker Barrel for brunch/lunch to celebrate my birthday! It's my favorite restaurant, but there's only one left in Minnesota, and it's not that terribly close. It was wonderful--and sure makes up for the disappointment of realizing there's none in Oregon for me to visit on my August trip. Aaron came as well, and I got to give away some more bookmarks.
A wonderful cheer-me-up amid the unfun of this weekend in the form of J Schroeder finishing Hope's Passage at last! =D