Last night, we did indeed get an all out thunderstorm with pouring rain!
It was fantastic!
At one point, I was hearing things hit the window that sounded like hail. Our van was in the yard, to make it more accessible for my husband to get to his appointment, but he ended up rescheduling the appointment, so there it stayed. I figured, if there was going to be hail, I’d better get it to the garage.
It was less than 20 feet to the driver’s door, and I was SOAKED! As I started it, I saw a shadow at the passenger window (closer to the house) and it was one of my daughters warning me that they’d seen a cat sheltering under the van. She was out for mere seconds, and that was all it took for her to get drenched. I couldn’t see out the windshield, other than shadows, even with the wipers going full blast. Thankfully, I know our yard well enough that it was all I needed, so after revving the engine a few times to scare off any possible sheltering cats, I got the van into the garage.
Then I got some pictures from the main door.
The camera picked up more than I could actually see.
The ground inside the garage (it’s just a dirt floor) was dry when I drove in, but by the time I parked and walked to the door to take a few pictures, then open the side door on the van to get an umbrella, there was water spilling in under my feet. My dash to the house involved leaping puddles.
Nice to know I can still do that sort of jumping around, when needed. LOL
My grandpa slippers were full of water, regardless of any leaping of puddles. 😀
It wasn’t long before we were also shutting down computers and closing up windows. Then we lost our internet for a while, so even our cell phones became useless (and I was in the middle of a Skype conversation. 😀 ).
The storm quickly passed, though a much smaller one swept through later, and we continued to see lightning to the northeast of us for some time.
Best of all, the rain continued for quite a while.
This morning, everything looks so much greener, already!
My plans for the day, however, have changed. Because something rather ridiculous happened last night.
That fell out of one of my teeth, last night.
Yup. It’s a filling.
All I could think was, really??? I do NOT need this right now!
I now have a big, gaping hole in the back of my mouth. The remains of an old root canal, done at least 15 years ago.
Which means that I have to be very, very careful what I can eat or drink for the next while.
Thankfully, because the tooth is already dead, there is no pain. The remaining pieces of tooth, however, would be rather fragile, I’m sure.
I phoned a dental clinic in town this morning and, thank God!, they do direct billing AND have an opening they can put me in this afternoon.
It means juggling the budget again, but at least I won’t have to wait until next week, when pay comes in.
And maybe, just maybe, when we go into the city on Sunday for a sort of a family reunion dinner with my husband’s family in the city, I’ll even be able to eat with everyone else!
Speaking of eating, I’ve not had breakfast yet, and I can’t think of anything we’ve got right now that would be safe for me to eat. I might have to whip up a quick soup or something.
Time to get creative!