Thursday, July 01, 2010
Thunderstorms and other things....
As I was driving along, I remembered the old homestead that has long been abandoned and I snapped a shot of it from the road. I've always wanted a picture of it, but never seemed to have a camera handy when I thought about it. This photo looks like someone painted it due to the distance I was away from it and because of the dark skies above me.
As I drove in at home, I noticed that my thoughtful sons had brought in the laundry from the clothesline and were busy driving the pick-up trucks and cars into the sheds and garages. They were preparing for hail. We never had any hail or bad weather out of this cloud. It tracked due north, but later on at about 10:00 pm we had a lightning storm that knocked out our power. There was one good crack of lightning near our homes and my son A, next door, said that he was quite sure it hit the generator that was plugged into their house. He saw orange light arcing from a outlet inside his house. This morning he found that his computer was having "repair issues" and his modem had quit. So far, nothing else, but our electrician friend said that often appliances will gradually fail and peter out over 9 months after a lightning strike.
We did wind up with a generous 3/4 inch of rain out of the last storm and a fireworks show like you've never seen on the Fourth of July! Today temperatures are reaching into the upper 90's again so I have clothes drying on the line while Hubs is out in the hayfield turning the hay with the rake. He's hoping to bale it yet this evening before the next expected thunderstorm hits.