Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And the thunder rolled . . .


Last night I took the littles to the mall for their bribery gift. I have been shamelessly bribing them to stay in their bed and not come into mine. They got their goal and I spent too much money, but have had some good night's sleep for 5 days in a row.

On the way home, a storm was brewing. By the time I was on Lake Ave. about 2 miiles from home it was horrific. A big brach broke off a tree and hit our windshield. I cannot believe it did not break! I pulled over to the side of the road to catch my breath because it scared the crap out of me and lightening struck a tree about 10 feet from the van. I decided we needed get home. As I neared home I realized my neighborhood was out of power and many streets were impassable. I had to backtrack several times before I found an unblocked street to simpy get home. The kids were freaking out and I was tired of the storm. Finally we reached home and Robert headed out to see if he could help. The storm died down pretty quickly, but left quite a straight trail of distruction in my neighborhood.

















We went to get something to eat hoping the electricity would come back on while we were gone. No such lick. We sat of the neighbor's porch watching the kids play while we waited. The worst part was that the houses across the street had service, but we didn't get so lucky. Thankfully the electricity came back on near midnight.

3 comments:

Joe said...

One word: WOW

Marla said...

I bet that was terrifying. We counted seven trees down just a few blocks away from us. So much rain!

FAScinated said...

I'm glad you're all safe! What a powerful, scary storm that was! ~Kari