Originally Submitted to FurAffinity.net on May 23rd, 2011 06:53 AM.
That raccoon tried to steal the entire milk crate of Cheetos.
But yeah, I started on an actual comic that night(May 22nd, a day which will live in infamy in my hometown of Joplin, MO), but I’ve been awake for nearly 24 hours now because of a 5-hour drive home from a vacation, which was interrupted by a tornado tearing up a mile-wide strip of residential & business area in between my house and my workplace, and I’ve been keeping up with what all was destroyed(hospital was the worst loss, although thankfully we still have 2 left if you include the one out of town). I don’t know how many friends were affected or how much(update: I didn't lose anybody). I know one family that lost their house & there are some friends I don’t have ANY news on(all accounted for). Facebook is handy during these kinds of disasters.
If we had left an hour later, we would have hit that tornado on the interstate highway. If we had left that evening, we would have hit a tornado approaching the campground we were at. I don’t know if the other tornado actually hit the campground, but it came within a county of it for sure.
I considered not importing this comic, but it would leave a hole in the archives(if you were keeping up with the dates) & I want to share this piece of my recent history with you. I'm going to be driving past destroyed houses for quite a few more months on a near-daily basis. Walgreens(one was destroyed & one was badly damaged) re-opened quickly with some double-wide trailers & Home Depot re-opened within a month with a HUUUUGE tent the size of the destroyed store. Those two places have been essential for Joplin(building supplies and medicine are in high demand here), so I'm happy to see them serving the area again so quickly. Walgreens is already completely re-built on the outside just a month and a half later! Several destroyed buildings are also completely cleared(still hundreds of house rubbles throughout) and Wal-Mart has a few walls re-built. I can't wait to see what Joplin looks like a year later.