Monday, August 11, 2008

A Hail of a Weekend!

What a busy weekend!

My neighbors and I decided to clean the back alley up. Living in the city the backyard opens up to an alley that runs behind houses on two streets. We got out there in the morning and starting cutting brush down and sweeping up trash. The problem we have in the city is the rats. You can sit in your yard at night and see them running up thru the alley. They like to hide in the vines and wild plants that grow over the fences and unchecked in to the alley. We went along and trimmed everything up to fence level and even cleaned a couple yards that were overgrown because they were empty. My body still has muscles that are achey from this.

Then later that day my niece called looking for crash space after a concert. I told her no problem and she was nice company saturday night/sunday morning. She didn't even mind the dogs licking her awake sunday. Hee hee.

Sunday was pool party at a friends and hailstorm day. I went to a pool party which was fun - good friends, good food and a pool to jump into. Coming home I got into my car and wham got hit with a rainstorm that just a few seconds later became a Hailstorm. I sat in my car waiting for the storm to pass. I sat listening to the hail drumming the car roof and building up on the windshield. It was very eerie. I took a couple pics with my cellphone. I will post them later today.

Then just as quickly as it started. It was over.

I drove home and just 15 minutes north of the storm there were no traces of rain or hail or anything. There was no rain on my street at all. There was a cut off point and the storm wouldn't go any further north then the county/city line. Haha.

4 comments:

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Weather can be so dang weird....

Lynnbug said...

Hail Storms are always weird to me. I would love to see the pics of it.

As for cleaning the alley--well good for you. If I had been helping I would have been shaking in my boots the whole time. Rats terrify me!

Lynnbug said...

Hail Storms are always weird to me. I would love to see the pics of it.

As for cleaning the alley--well good for you. If I had been helping I would have been shaking in my boots the whole time. Rats terrify me!

CarolChretien said...

Betsy...I just am so glad you keep this blog going...it is sometimes hard to read your pain but I always think I could be a minute a way from walking in your shoes.
I get so behind with everyone. Lost touch with the Dal gang. I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad and so happy to see the ppics you post.
My Dad is gone 15 yrs Aug 20th ...the sudden loss at his age 64 was beyond anything for me...now many losses later...it still seems like yesterday!
your sharing of yours gives a hug to those who have loved.
keep open...keep writing I think you are helping others and you too..even if it doesn't fell that way at time.
hugs hugs hugs from me.
Carol