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.