Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weather and Doin's

All of you people who are having horrific and huge rainstorms, thunder, tornadoes, etc...please allow me a little slack on this post...We here in Texas cannot compete with the huge amount of water that falls from the skies in your neck of the woods..we hardly know what it is when we see it, it has been so long.  But we have had rain two (count them! 2!) days in a row now.  Both were heavy clouds and hard rain..granted it was only about 20 minutes or so Monday and maybe an hour on Tuesday..but we feel we are blessed.  Now maybe our pasture will show a little growth and our trees and lawn will sprout up...

BTW (good pictures of the wildfires in Texas here) We are not in any danger....they are north and west of us a good bit.. we are east of Austin and south of Dallas...

So Tuesday....before the rain....hail.. hard enough to hurt.  We were in the yard tying down some lengths of tin we will be delivering to DBIL today.


  We no longer need them, after several years of "just in case" keeping.. we are notorious for pulling weird things, which I might explain later on in the post...or not...

Anyway, spots of rain and sounds of hail hitting the tin, as well as us, stopped us and we ran into the barn..it was closer. We were able to eventually reach the front porch, where we stayed and wondered at the liquid air all around us.  I had to take a couple of pictures......



We are ready to head out on a 2 hour trip to drop off the tin, then we go to the big City to buy new wood to fix the bottom of the trailer (at least) and then off to get new tires for the diesel duely truck (we have one, just can't spell it!) How many I don't know yet, may be as few as 2 and as many as 6. We had a flat a few weeks ago and don't have a spare.  Of course, if we were smart, we would have gotten the new tires and fixed the trailer Before DH loaded the tin, but we evidently like to live dangerously.....

So, unless I get to sew a little on my take-along wall hanging, I may not get my 15 minutes in today...will let you know. 

4 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

OH, my - to say that hail 'hurt' is an understatement. Odd how some states are dry, some are blowing away, and some are swimming away. We are wet and wind blown - nasty wind and rain and severe lightening (hide me) predicted for the next TWO weeks. Stay safe.

Stray Stitches said...

That hail is huge! I can see why it hurt!! I know what you mean about enjoying the rain. It happens rarely enough around here that it is something truly worth just stopping and watching.

LuAnn said...

Great photos of the hail. We are so soggy here; there is water standing in our back yard. We have had rain off and on forever it seems. I wish I could share some with you. Hope you get in some sewing time. That always makes everything better, I think.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The 'Wildcat' fire near San Angelo turned only 1 mile from my best friends home, but burned ranches of family friends. No homes lost, thank goodness. That is my hubby and my 'home' area. We are missplaced Texans. We're praying for all of those affected by these 'bad' weather tragedy's all over the country.