Like a cow pissin’ on a flat rock, it’s raining in Texas.
When they say “Everything is bigger in Texas” they mean the rain.
And the wind and hail stones! Forty m.p.h. winds?? Last. Night. I was scared shitless, y’all. I’m from California – I prefer earthquakes.
This morning when I woke up the weather report said there was a 50% chance of my area being hit by a tornado! A TORNADO WARNING! I was in my first ever official tornado warning. (This was NOT on my bucket list.) They were also predicting a possibility of giant hail for this afternoon, but so far it looks good here.
I don’t do tornadoes or monster balls of hail. I don’t even like regular windy days. Where I lived the last 30 years before getting my RV, hail is considered “cute”. It’s always little and never does any damage. We would run outside to try and catch some before it melted. Seriously. In California hail is “cute”. It’s a novelty.
I’m not used to this super-sized weather stuff.
When I heard about the high winds and hail, I wanted to make a run for it in my RV. I’m bordered on one side by the coast, and the storm on the other. The only way out is to go through the storm. You know, like how lemmings jump off perfectly good cliffs without parachutes.
Ya, that’s me. I’m sure I was a lemming in a former life.
Except for my tendency to panic in such situations, I was very fortunate. Nothing at all happened to my RV, car, cat/copilot, myself or any of my neighbors. I also managed to keep from leaping off a perfectly good cliff.
I hope all of you in Texas and the neighboring states fared as well. You’re in my prayers.
Speaking of the copilot, aka She Who Sleeps All Day, she apparently doesn’t care much for big storms, either. She kept waking me up all night long by deliberately stepping on me (something she never does).
[I apologize for my posts being geographically behind my travels and current location. I hope it doesn’t bother you as much as it does me. I’m finally caught up on California, and will be posting my Arizona stuff soon. Meanwhile, I’m interjecting the day-to-day craziness I experience (like giant hail and rain, and stalkers and varmints) in my current locale.]