Well, we can't say that they didn't warn us. We were under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 PM Wednesday night. At 9:50 PM, we saw lightning in the distance. It seemed to die down and Hubs decided to watch some TV.
I went to bed to watch the news. I fell asleep and woke up to the most enormous crack of lightning. Wow! My heart was beating in my chest. The house shook. I jumped up out of bed and ran for K-. Hubs had fallen asleep on the couch and he jumped up and started shutting windows. (They were open from the top, so rain wasn't coming in. He wanted to shut out the loudness.) I decided that it was going to be a noisy night and invited K- to hop in with us.
She hopped in on my side. She respected Daddy's bed boundaries and made the two of us share only my side.
Y'all, I clung to the edge of the bed all night long. Between the cracks of lightning, the sound of K- sucking her thumb, the occasional whisper of "Sorry Daddy" (will explain later) and Hubs making this weird noise for an hour until I poked him, I did not sleep that well.
When Hubs woke up, he asked how I slept. I laughed. He told me that every single time he managed to fall asleep, K- would kick him squarely in the behind. "Sorry Daddy." I don't know if she was dreaming of soccer or what!
It turns out that the crack of lightning heard 'round my city blocks was the top 5 feet of a telephone pole being blown away by a bolt of lightning. That bolt of lightning struck 6 blocks up. (Not following the rule of the shortest distance between two places being a straight line. It is just a couple of blocks from K-'s school.) If it was that loud here, how loud was it there?!
Nature is an amazing thing, isn't it?
Our hail anniversary is coming up soon. I'll have to post pictures. Now that we've become Storm Chaser addicts, our little hail storm doesn't hold a candle to what people get in the midwest, but it's a good story to tell.
Right now, the robins are doing their "tooting." The neighbor is calling in their dog. A car is driving up the street. The night is quiet. We get one evening off, then we're back to it again.
How's the weather near you? Anything interesting?
Smiles in my day:
- Line dried sheets!
- Meeting with the principal regarding the final building meeting. He ended up seeking me out, giving me some further information and I will write a rough draft letter tonight to have him read. His suggestion was to send the letter to all of the school board members and to cc it to the local paper. I believe I'll be adding the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councilman on there, as well. We're 75 children over their new building projection now. A new housing project is going up, due to be complete in October and we look to gain MORE! kids from that. If that is true, we may gain at least 30 new children. (30 units going up and figuring a rough estimate of 1 child per town home.) That would put us over projection by 100 children. Where are we going to put all of these bodies in a new school building under built from the beginning?
- Celebrating Mother's Day with my mom this evening. We'll both be in different directions on Sunday.
- Zantac. The spicy black bean burgers that I had two days in a row? H.e.a.r.t.b.u.r.n. Wow. It has thrown my acid reflux into high gear and I must take Zantac every day right now to pull everything back around.
Tuckered. I still have a school letter to write. Have a great day!