Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This is what we heard pounding on our windows and house early, early yesterday morning at 1:50. All we could do is shut the windows fast and watch. It ended up being golf ball sized hail along with some rain. After the hail stopped, I went out in my robe and picked up a few chunks of hail to take pics of and to throw into the freezer in case we needed proof of the hail for the insurance adjuster.
The damage was not severe, although the vehicles were all left outdoors. We didn't have any warnings of hail before bedtime so we don't usually put them in unless we know. There will be some vehicles that the adjuster will have to evaluate, but the other ranch pick-ups will be left "as is." The house didn't appear to have much damage, but A&J's house had some ripped screens and a busted windshield on their Suburban.
The flowers and veggie garden had some damage, but not as much as I thought there might be. I raked the yard, picked up small branches, did some laundry, picked all the green beans and cukes and zukes. I made a good fried rice dish with the veggies and a little beef and left-over rice which was tasty.
By afternoon my boys were home from golfing and they brought paint. I had sent them with some colors to match and they did a great job. The kitchen color (red) was not exactly what I had in mind, but I decided to try it anyway. They bought only a quart because they were undecided about the color. I just couldn't resist dipping a brush into that paint color and by 7:00 I had the majority of the kitchen painted! (it was a fairly easy job, just underneath the cupboards. And I LOVE IT! It makes the honey oak cabinets stand out as well as the countertops. It give just enough color that it isn't overpowering. I need to buy another quart today when I go to town. It's always amazing to me what a simple can of paint can do.
I took a walk as the sun was setting and dropped over to visit my grandgirl. She's so sweet!