Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Today was family time. We had lunch with the family of Jilda's sister Pat. It was a full house and the food was off the charts. Jilda's family knows how to cook.

Later in the afternoon, we drove to my sister's house for yet more eating. I was still so full that I ate only a deviled egg and a little potato salad.

All afternoon thunder rumbled and winds out of the south made the trees sway.  At one point the rain fell so hard that you could not see the road in front of my sister's house.

We cut our visit short so that we wouldn't be driving after dark and I'm glad I did because parts of the rural road to our house were like small rivers.  I gripped the steering wheel so hard my hands cramped. 

Our house is situated on one of the highest points in Walker County, and I was glad when we pulled into the driveway.

Just after we arrived, our weather alert sounded telling us we were under a flash flood warning. It didn't take an alert to tell me that. There were tornado warnings in the next county to the east of us and clouds are still rushing northward like a train from the gulf, but I'm hoping the severe weather dissipates soon.

Tonight we're watching the weather but wishing you and your family and Merry Christmas.


  1. I am hoping the weather settles down there Rick... I'm happy to hear you had a nice Christmas ;-)

  2. I hope the weather calms down and you are safe. I hope you din't eat as much as I did. I didn't even have room for dessert.

    1. Anonymous1:20 PM

      We had dinner at my daughter's house. While everyone else had dessert I took a 2 hour nap!!

  3. Glad you had a happy Christmas !

  4. I'm glad that you had a nice christmas with your love one but I was worried about tornados. I hope that the bad weather has passed and that you are were all spared damage or injuries.
    Merry Christmas.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and Jilda! I've seen all the weather reports from down, what a scary situation in many places and sadly the deaths and destruction too. I sure hope you are OK today and that the weather will calm down. It's still unseasonably warm here...58de today, but looks like snow heading our way at the end of the next week. The Amish have a saying that goes: "The days get longer, the cold gets stronger"...we'll see if it's going to be true this year! Take care!

  6. What a great Christmas story, FAMILY! And I could almost taste the southern cooking. As time passes families seem more and more important, looks like a great crowd with lots of tales over food.
    Thanks... A visit here always kicks up good memories..

  7. The sun is up this morning and the power is still on.
    I just drove to the forks of the river and water is still rising there.
    There are a lot of places around the south that weren't as fortunate as we were.

  8. Sounds like a wonderful holiday.

  9. Thanks for the update Rick. I feel bad for those who lost their lives and for the destruction.

  10. Merry Christmas even if it is after the actual day-it is still the season-love the family photo


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