"Just wanted to advise you that there is a severe storm heading our way. The police just stopped by to warn us. There will be 70 mph winds, possible hail and heavy rains. So you might want to 'batten down the hatches,'" she said, glancing up at our Yogi antenna.
"Thanks for letting us know," I said, and shut the door.
Immediately I wanted to puke.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.
I'm not good in storms.
And living in a trailer just adds to the drama.
Jim, of course, is never phased by any storms. "Ah we'll be fine!"are his famous last words.
Meanwhile I'm sprinkling each room with holy water and mumbling Hail Marys.
You know, it wouldn't be bad if we had a storm every ONCE in AWHILE, but geez-louise they are happening all the time now!
So Sunday we got the HELL out of Dodge. I called up my daughter, Jessica.
It was only 10:30 am.
"Yeah, hey, uh, we're coming over."
"Ookay. We're still in our pajamas..." Jessica said.
"I don't care. I don't care what your house looks like either. There are bad storms coming and we are LEAVING now!"
I grabbed my computer, camera, flashdrive, purse and raincoat. Jim just grabbed the hard drive with all our photos on it. I think he was just humoring me.
We spent the day at Jessica's. One storm came through with heavy rain and some lightening and then moved out. That was it.
We came back to the campground around 7:30 pm. The sun was just about setting. People were sitting around campfires; the campground didn't look bad at all. There were no leaves or broken tree branches on the ground. I asked our neighbors how bad it had been and they said that a couple of heavy storms had moved through the area, but the winds didn't get as high as expected.
Our trailer was fine.
These are photos from a storm a few days ago.
The clouds are starting to gather.
Looking out over the farmer's field behind our trailer. Look at the band of clouds rolling in!
Things are stirring up more.
Yikes! I'd better get inside!
On Monday, Memorial Day, the sun ACTUALLY came out and there was NO RAIN in the forecast. I sat outside for a few hours and read. It was wonderful.
But today, back to the same dreary, forecast. Actually here's our 5 day forecast.
I wonder if our trailer can float?