...and wreaked havoc below!!
WHAT a storm it was that passed through tonight!
I had about 9 of your Blogs pulled, so far, loaded on separate tabs...computer, Internet, Blogger all seemed to be cooperating with me...I was loading 2 more as I was cooking supper. I planned to get as many uploaded & ready to read after eating without having that long waiting process of me perched in this hard chair, twiddling my thumbs & feeling anxiety scratching at my temples! My plan was working!
CRACKLE! BOOM!! CRASH!! KABAM!!
The power went out instantly!
"Dang it all!" was my first thought! after all that work,
now the computer and all the tabs are shut down!
One minute of solid crashes, bams, booms & crackling...the sky was lit up like day light! The house shuttered, the dogs searched for the deepest darkest corners...
Three minutes passed...no let up! Streaks etched themselves in vicious directions. Sheet lightning was piercing through the clouds.
It was ominous.
Cowboy calmly asked if our insurance was paid up on the house....
"yes of course!"
Is it enough to replace/rebuild?...
"I think so.. "
Good, he snickers, then let's hope it strikes us so we can down size this monstrous house!
Hubby was bootin' himself up to get ready for an animal stampede, I think. (he didn't tell me that, I'm just mentally preparing for the worse ya know!)
Me? I grabbed my purse, my cash stash, my car keys...and yes, LL, even my shoes! I placed them all by the door for immediate access should one of those angry streaks strike our house!
The rain was drenching...
I did take time to notice the wonderful smell rains provides when it is so rare to have.
Only for a moment though.
When the dust & chaff of summer is tempered...
Mmmm it's a fragrance that should be captured in a candle!
Five minutes are gone. It continues to stay bright outside!
We noticed the cows in the distance, launching themselves off the hillsides toward a draw.
The horses were squealing! Running! Carrying on (except two) stirring up dust & each other!
The thundering of their hooves were probably heard for miles around..if there was anyone that close to hear!
Even the chickens bolted from their nightly roosts & began squawking & flapping feathers around inside their coop!
Ten minutes; twenty minutes; 35 minutes long! That's how long this storm hovered overhead of us!
We have never seen the likes of before! The intensity was fierce!
I am thinking, luckily, there was some rain...
...luckily the wheat farmers ~in our area~ are done harvesting for the most part.
I do not smell the scent of smoke, nor do I see a red glow to the now darkness of night.
Morning could bring another story. ( I pray not!)
We already have 2 severely injured horses we are doctoring.
We don't need anymore!
I won a prize! I don't think I've ever won a single thing in my whole time on earth!
And it's all because I L-O-V-E my coffee!!!
(in case you haven't figured that out by now... )
More Importantly than winning this prize from The OriginalCoffeeCompanyOnline,
I have "Won" a very dear friend!!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
...and wreaked havoc below!!