Hard not to get a little jittery yesterday afternoon after 3 (and approaching quitting time) when I looked at the local radar to see something huge bearing down on the city.
It was an entertainment when the leading edge hit, and all the pedestrians that are usually ubiquitous on the city sidewalks completely disappeared. Amazing to see sheets of water cascading off the sides of some buildings, and wind whipping shallow waves across the streets.
So, while watching all that, I was touched to get an e-mail from my sister-in-law, who had heard about the weather and wanted to know how I was doing. She's priceless!
And with all that going on, it was a blessing from God to get home smoothly and only have to use my umbrella to ward some light rain on my walk from the bus stop. Great timing! In other places, there were huge hailstones and uprooted trees and a van squashed by a blown-over trailer. But my neighborhood only got thoroughly drenched, for which I am grateful.
It was a shock, as I'd just gone to check the temps and whether it might rain for my walk home and then saw that!
So am I! There's a house I walk past every day that still has a fallen tree lying two feet from their front door from the prior storm--glad no more trees came down in my area in this storm.
I had one of those trees-down-in-front-of-front-door experiences. It was when I was living in my apartment -- i had the night off, and since I worked third shift (and gas was still CHEAP), I decided to go for a nighttime drive. When I got back, there were maintenance crews and other people in front of my apartment. (This was at about 3 a.m.!) My landlord came up to me and said, "Ah, there you are! I tried to call you--I'm glad you weren't inside." Not that it would have done any damage to me inside, but it very well might have spooked me. Anyway, she had called maintenance because a lot of the tree was actually up against my door. Luckily they had a path for me by the time I got home, so I could go inside.
|sighs| I miss that little apartment... except that for most of the time I was living there I didn't have transportation, and I didn't have any kitties with me. |vows never to live in a NO PETS apartment|
That's great you were gone--I know I've have been spooked by some floor-shaking crashing in the middle of the night!
vows never to live in a NO PETS apartment
Me too. Even if at some point in my life I didn't have pets; I'd prefer to give my rent money to animal-friendly folks.