Immediate tornado aftermath
A lot has been cleaned up, but it's not very pretty right now. Our neighborhood is now brown. Many of the trees (and some house parts) have been cut down and stacked in our front yards. The leaves have died. The pine smell is gone. The road is dirty/dusty. The city had lots of clean up, so it will be a while before we get the tree debris collected. They will also collect the broken house pieces at some point, too.
Right now, our pretty neighborhood is sad. I want it back. At least I want it fixed. I want it fixed now. I want the people to stop driving through our neighborhood, gawking at our misfortune. They will drive by several times. They stop in bad places. The road isn't exactly wide enough for 2 cars in some places. I was run into a pile of trees by an Avalanche this afternoon. He just wanted to look at sad neighborhood with his wife. I just wanted to take my son to his baseball game. Right after I got out of the trees, I was stopped behind two other gapers, who decided to stop their cars and talk. I honked. One waved. I tried to call out that I didn't want my son to be late for his baseball game. They finally moved on. These people aren't contractors looking for work. They are just curious. I'm not fond of them. It's kind of scary to see lots of cars slowly driving circles through your neighborhood. It's like they're casing what's left of it out.