Mother Nature Throws a Come as You Are Party


North Texas Hail the Morning After

Mother Nature threw a wild frat party last night here in North Texas. She spared us her grand finale of Tornadoes, but it was quite a wing ding. People up in Oklahoma and Arkansas were not so lucky. There were some fatalities.

The party started suddenly with a crack of thunder that sounded like a gun shot. I shrieked, our dog jumped on the bed, and the cat scooted under the bed. Husband laughed and said “it’s only thunder sweetie.” Then came the clacking on the roof and that “uh oh” feeling. Nothing to do but ride it out.

I attended the party in my pajamas. Mr. Husband, always in high style, attended in his birthday suit and sandals. We watched out the window for a while as the hail got bigger, until it started banging the windows. At that point we retreated to the bedroom.

Husband worried about to his truck and the roof. I worried about the windows, flowers, and the Crepe Myrtle. He said toe-may-to and I said toe-maa-to. Then he surprised me by saying “oh well, that’s what insurance is for.” A few years ago I would have had to lash him to the bed post with bungee cords to stop him from running around the house in a frenzy. Maybe I am rubbing off on him just a bit.

The storm took about 15 minutes to pass on down the road. We heard reports of golf ball sized hail and car windows smashed out just a few miles east of us. Very lucky indeed are we.

9 responses

  1. I’m always amazed at the people who park their cars under the underpass to protect it from a hail storm.

  2. Mother Nature knows how to throw a bash, doesn’t she?

  3. Glad you are alright too! Thankfully I live in an area which is reasonably uneventful as far as weather extremes are concerned. Other areas of Australia, of course, are not so lucky, but I never have to face the sort of things you do.

  4. I went to bed right when the storm hit. Listened to the thunder roll past for an hour and watched the lightning show out my daughter’s bedroom window — and imagined the show I would have had in Gypsy Lee. I worried about her, and went to visit her at the repair show. She was fine.

    1. Hope Miss Gypsy is feeling better soon.

  5. oh my! what a night!

  6. Ugh, Texas weather can be brutal. I’m from Houston, so it’s more tropical storms than tornadoes, but they can get nasty.

    With the right actors, Point of No Return is so sexy! Back in high school, I saw it on tour, and the actors playing the Phantom and Christine were husband and wife. They had sizzling chemistry.

    If you’re at a show any time soon, don’t hesitate to pop by the stage door afterwards. Stage actors are usually a super-friendly bunch. And they’ll sign your playbill!

    1. I will try that. thanks for the heads up. I love theater!

  7. Glad you’re all right! I hear the weather can be pretty feisty in your neck of the woods.

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