Weather has been much calmer in the past 24 hours. There were a few scattered raindrops when I took the dog out a few minutes ago, but nothing beyond that other than the sight (which I love) of a sky full of gray rainclouds tumbling overhead in a dark night framed by the lonesome-looking telephone poles on the side streets beyond our house. A tornado devastated the small town of Bradgate in north-central Iowa Friday night, and the recent storms were blamed for three deaths in Berrien and St. Joseph Counties. Although there was very little in the way of rain here Saturday, the Free Press says that four tornadoes were reported between Flint and Saginaw. I guess we’ve been fairly lucky here.