Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 16, 2009

Last night we had an AWFUL storm. Around 9:00 p.m. the lightning and thunder started . . . and it lasted throughout the night. It was like daylight, all night long. About 5:30 the straight-line winds came through plastering our house with leaves . . .

and uprooting more trees. We've lost two trees this week, and the tops have been broken out of five others. It looks like some landscaping is going to be in order in the next few years . . .

I'm glad that these beautiful wildflowers survived the beating. (We also had quarter size hail that beat our garden to a pulp!)

I just felt bad for the outside dogs. Dave had built new pens for them yesterday and got them moved in, but hadn't moved their dog houses in yet. So Ike (my old huskey) and Jewels got a nice bath last night. Ike is very old and has arthritis in his hips/back, so I worried about him all night. I've just started giving him Glucosamine and Aspirin this past week and seeing the difference in him is unbelievable! It's like having a puppy again! A VERY large puppy . . .

Bayleigh had another T-Ball game tonight, and driving to the game we saw lots of trees uprooted and damaged. It's amazing what havoc the wind can wreak in such a short period of time.

I'm glad no one was hurt, and there was minimal damage to the residences in the area. I'm sure we're in for some more interesting weather this week, so you can bet we'll be better prepared for the next round!

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