Yesterday’s Thunderstorms

Yesterday’s thunderstorms were pretty brutal. SwampMan and I decided to go on an afternoon drive (cuz it was sooooo hot outside) and do a few errands yesterday which probably precipitated the whole rainfall event (grin) when the bottom fell outta the clouds. It was pouring down rain when we left the store, and our clothes were completely soaked through and dripping when we got inside SwampMan’s truck. Yikes! That put an end to our thought of maybe eating out at a nice restaurant. Hot dogs at Sonic! On the way home, we could hardly see the road. It was like driving while the fire department was hosing down the windshields. Sheesh!

We got home, and I had to wade through ankle-deep water on the driveway to open the gate, never a good sign. Since I was already soaked through, I ran to the back yard to check on the standard breed chicks I had placed with the adoptive bantam mother hen. Good thing I did. The pen had about 4″ of water in it, and poor “momma” bantam hen was crouching in the water with her bottom half submerged (although she could have flown to the top of her “house” inside the pen) and the chicks were surviving the flood on “momma’s” back. Aaaaaargh! I quickly moved Momma and chicks to higher ground before stripping off my wet clothes on the porch.


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    bonz said,

    We get hammered ever day. The wife insisted we save a coupla hundred bucks installing new windows ourselves in the new place. I warned her….sure enough we blew out the old mulled windows and the skies went dark, We made it…barely

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    swampie said,

    Yeah, we’ve been getting hammered every day for the past week, but we’re kinda happy about it because it had been so dry! I think the wildfires are out or, at least, smoldering away underground and not smoking.

    We need to replace the shingles on the roof and the only time we have to do it is the summer! Heh. Yeah, not happening this year. (We can’t afford to pay somebody else to do it.)

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