|I do not want any part of this shit!|
I posted about our recent spate of shite weather - turns out I didn't know the half of it.
We were just lucky that the feeder being struck, flipped & thrown was all the trouble that we really had @ the 4Shoes on Saturday past!
The power in the area was out for 5+ hours due to a lightning strike on a transformer; without power the 4Shoes has no telephone so we were really in the dark (literally). Archaic, you say? I know; most of the time archaic is the way I like it.
Our immediate area recorded 5 1/2 inches of rain in 5 hours; in case you are not sure, that is a lot.
All the neighbours around here with basements were flooded; they were bailing water out in buckets while Young Boot & I obliviously played marbles by candlelight & scarfed down barbeque-baked pizza.
We also had no idea that 2 1/4 miles from us, a 'funnel cloud' touched down (making it officially a gatdang tornado) & completely took out a row of old maples. I'm kind of glad I didn't know about that; I probably would have crapped my pants.
We do have a tornado shelter (of sorts); it's a dirt-walled root cellar attached to the 100 year old original homestead house across the yard. Yes, it is as glamorous as it sounds.
Tornado or no, you are not likely to catch me down there amongst the spiders & the tiny little frogs... If I do see a funnel cloud, I'm much more likely to hide out in the bathtub here in my cozy little decade old home. Besides, the root cellar was probably flooded.
Some of our hay was cut down today; I say 'some' because the ground is too wet to even get at most of it. We had been hoping to dry bale the hay this year, but it may need to be packaged as silage for cattle. *sigh*
Guess what they've just forecast for the upcoming Sunday?
If you guessed 'rain', you're a winner!