Monday, April 03, 2006

Storms and stuff

Last night after getting back home from church we heard the sirens going off again. Is this a Thunder storm warning or a tornado warning. What is the difference between a watch and a warning again? We turned on the news to see that we were under a tornado watch and thunder storm warnings. Then the winds picked up and the rain started to fall. Hail pelted the windows and the wind got stronger and stronger. The rain came down in sheets and we started to see water on our floor. We traced it back to the windows and saw that it was comming down through the window frames. I went upstairs and saw that the wind had blown in an upstairs window frame so it was tilted in and rain was blowing in like spray over the bow of a transatlantic vessel. The water was going between the floor boards and the wall and pouring down through the walls into the windows frames down stairs. I adjusted the window and wiped up the water upstairs and put towels down on the floor in the living room as the storm passed over.


Jamie said...

Thank you for reminding me why I love living in the Northwest so much. Sometimes when it rains for a month and a half straight I forget. But storms like yours remind me that my rain is just that, rain. Your rain can prove to be a pre-cursor to something big.

jwb said...

I have to say that although I know that these things can be dangerous, and had something happened to me or mine I would feel differently, but I love the adrenaline that comes with storms and tornados during spring.

Winter is dead.

But spring is so anticipatory, both in life - the budding trees and greening grass - and in death, with the frequent storms. It's all part of the same thing. I wouldn't give that up.

Linsey Savage said...

And all we're having in SB is boring old DRIZZLE!!! :(