Well today started off beautiful! The sun was out, the sky was blue, and it had warmed up to a nice 80 degrees. We walked to church this morning and ate some leftovers for lunch. Pretty normal day. This afternoon some dark clouds rolled in, and we went out on to the porch to watch the sky change and the winds pick up. Then I heard something really loud- something had hit and bounced off the car across the street. Well, that turned out to the the beginning of a long and destructive hail storm, actually this would be the second one in two weeks.
This is what it looked like from our front porch. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the hail was really large and made quite a bit of noise when it the windows and cars.
We rushed out with towels over our heads and covered my car with the living room rug and several other towels, and we left Jimmee’s truck to fend for itself. His truck was under a low tree and in between two houses so it was somewhat sheltered. My car just has a couple of dings, but when Jimmee went for a walk he saw other cars with broken windows, usually if they weren’t under a tree.
Here is a close-up of the hail after the storm and some other photos.
The plants and our newly sprouted grass took a beating, especially the hydrangeas and peonies. I think we’re back to square one with the grass after all the TLC we gave to it for the last couple of weeks…
I tried to salvage what I could of the flowers since I didn’t want to see them go to waste in the mud! I think the buds will still open up.
We had one last little surprise from all the hail that we found after the storm had passed through. I guess one of the larger chunks got past our neighbors house, which was shielding our windows and broke one of the panes. :( We’ll add that to our list of things that needs fixing. We are lucky to just have one cracked window though since other people on our block have smashed out windows- with no glass at all.
We ordered some pizza after all of the commotion and crazy weather, and it just arrived so I’m off to enjoy it and relax for the evening!