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Holy crap!

Last night, we were sitting out here…

…grilling dinner when all of a sudden, the skies opened up. We were getting torrential downpours and it felt almost surreal to be sitting in the great outdoors, with rain pouring down all around us, yet we were cooking on the grill and staying completely dry. That’s another bonus at the “new” house – it can be pouring rain, yet we can still enjoy our yard!

As we sat listening and watching the rain, suddenly the sky was lit up by some of the brightest lightening I think I’ve ever seen and that was soon followed by some of the loudest thunder I think I’ve ever heard. It rumbled and rumbled and rumbled and rumbled! It seemed like it rumbled for minutes on end!

At one point, Brian had to get something inside so he ran through the rain and around the corner to go into the garage. Just as he took that corner, the sky lit up again and it was like everything around him was white. It was really a bizarre scene and I sat there thinking “holy crap!” when suddenly, another “CRASH! BOOM!” of thunder. I was so wrapped up in the site of everything being white that I wasn’t ready for that and I literally let out a scream (hopefully none of the neighbors were out cause I can only imagine what they’da been thinking!)

The entire experience lasted maybe 20 minutes. It was beautiful, surreal, thrilling and scary, all at the same time. Next time one of those goes through? I’m thinking I might just reconsider whether I enjoy it from the great outdoors again. Maybe I’ll just go inside and enjoy it from a slightly safer venue!

On a side note… that picture is a few years old now. Its amazing how much better the grass is looking these days!!!

Published in:Uncategorized |on September 30th, 2011 |1 Comment »

Friends from the ‘net

Yesterday, I got to have lunch with the lovely Sandy, author of Daisyspetals.

I “met” Sandy on the ‘net some six years ago! She had to travel to the city where I work for a conference so we got to meet after all these years! Sandy is from Oklahoma and also works at a university. That is only the beginning of the similarities in our lives. Its amazing how two people, with two different backgrounds, from two different parts of the country, that randomly met on the internet can have so much in common.

We spent more time together than I should probably admit (considering I was at work!) but from the moment she hopped on that shuttle bus until the time we parted ways, we chatted away like we had actually known each other for six years! It was a wonderful time and left me to wondering how fun it would be to meet more of my friends I’ve met on the ‘net!

One of Sandy’s stories got me to thinking. Well, thinking might be an understatement. I’m thinking I was doing something a little more like philosophizing. I don’t have time to right it out now, but I will. Come back soon!

Published in:Uncategorized |on September 23rd, 2011 |1 Comment »