Sunday, March 24, 2013


The rain finally moved off to the east and this evening, the sun peeped out from behind angry clouds. We've gotten almost four inches of rain the last two days. When we walked this morning it felt as if we were walking on a wet sponge.
Normally that's not an issue, but I got an alert on my phone placing us under a wind advisory. Even now, I can hear high level winds aloft. Sweet Gum balls are dinging the roof like a hailstorm.
Both Jilda and I decided to write early tonight in case high winds blew down soggy-rooted trees, taking  our power out again.
I know it seems that I've written a great deal about the weather lately. That's because it's often a factor in our daily lives.
The changing of the seasons is normally the most unpredictable time. Spring and autumn tend to be worse, but we have had tornadoes in December, and Hurricanes that sweep into the Gulf in summer. They then race up the middle of the state toward us here in central Alabama.
I choose to look at it like this -- if it weren't for the weather, I'm not sure what I would have written about tonight.
Our friends up north in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and places north and east of there are getting hammered by snow today. So if you're in the path of Mother Natures rampage, hunker down.
Y'all have a great week.


  1. Oh no, not again...
    Stay safe.

  2. I hope you don't lose power again tonight. The weather is just crazy sometimes, isn't it? We get the high winds off the Bay, too. xo Diana

  3. You've certainly had a roller coaster ride lately, Rick (and Jilda)...hope things calm down soon!

  4. Stay warm! I am amazed how much snow we get in Germany

  5. Oh this weather in March is just pants. Pants, pants, pants!
    :-) Take care

  6. You should live here in Vancouver British Columbia. I can't remember having a storm, or snow.
    I've never seen a hurricane, nor a tornado. What we do have here is rain. Drizzle. Never ending. Liquid sunshine.
    I love the south, the heat, the humidity.

  7. Your walk is like our yard in Spring! We have a few broken tiles and we get some soggy puddles in a few spots. I always joke that Mother Nature knows when we have an outdoor event planned...I learned the hard way to always have a plan B! (as in B-line it for the indoors!)I hope you have some break in this crazy weather pattern.


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