Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Be careful what you wish for...



With 65 days of temperatures over 100 degrees and a disaster-level drought, we have been wishing and praying and yes, dancing, for rain.

We got it.

Imagine my surprise when I went to put out the trash last night at 7:15 and it started to sprinkle...then rain...then blow. I got inside just as walls of water began coming down sideways.

Moments earlier, the umbrella in the photo above was upright. It was really scary as I watched chairs and tables scoot and fly in the back yard. And then the lights went out!

Thanks goodness I am a candle fanatic. I'd planned on going to bed early to keep adjusting to the new school-year schedule, but with no light and no air conditioning, there wasn't much else to do. I did discover that my iphone makes a great flashlight, though.

Things are back to normal this morning. The power was restored around midnight and the air came back on.

And we got .24 inches of rain.

Yeah!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

I had no idea there was even a thunderstorm in the area. We had a bit of wind...

:(

Diana said...

Rachel -- so sorry you didn't get any rain -- I know what it feels like to have it go around you. But, the good news is that every single day of the 7-day forecast has a 20% chance of rain in it. Whoo hoo! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Janet said...

Glad you got some rain...hope it got to soak in a bit!

Pam/Digging said...

I'm glad you got rain, Diana. But man I'm jealous.

cat said...

argh!! we got nada! didn't even have many clouds..haha! i guess out here the rapidly drying up lake is really causing a desertification of our little cove because it seems that when rain is coming it always goes around..hah!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That looks like some downpour! I do hope everyone down that way gets some relief from the drought. Keep dancing!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yipeee... I hope everyone in TX gets rain soon. Maybe these tropical storms and hurricanes will push more rain over your way.

Linda/patchwork said...

Congratulations!
It missed us again, even though the radar on the weather report showed it going right over us.
But, we're not giving up...we're still dancing.

Gail said...

That's the best news Diana! gail

EAL said...

I think we got 5 inches somewhere around here last month. It has been a crazy summer for rain and I wish we could have shared all of ours!

rambleonrose said...

I'm so glad that you got some much-needed rain! It's too bad it fell so fast; more might have soaked in if it hadn't been such a torrent!