Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Seriously scary storm

We just spent the last hour wondering if our house was going to collapse under the onslaught of ice and rain attacking it. The non-stop rolling thunder and lightning that gave me flashbacks to the few be-strobe-lighted discos I went to as a teenager were ten types of freaky too.


A couple of times I really thought the golf-ball-sized hailstones were going to start breaking our windows.


And they left our potted* plants none too happy.


Once it started to slow, though, it was kind of pretty.


And now the house is no longer shaking and groaning, I might be able to finally get some sleep.

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* Thanks, Ianqui!

10 Comments:

Jana said...

Good Lord, those hailstones are huge!

And how can it be snowing already? It's February, for goodness' sake!

wolfa said...

Someone I was friends with asked her landlord if it would be okay to have pot plants in the apartment.

Ianqui said...

You're welcome, but damn, those are some enormous hailstones. Pretty cool. Too bad you can't just keep them. Although I guess you could put them in the freezer for a while.

sheepish said...

Don't y'all have summer down there?!

JustMe said...

dude, that is insane!

StyleyGeek said...

Yes, supposedly it is summer. And jana, not snow, just hail.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I love thunderstorms, but huge hail kind of freaks me out. It is better to be at home during a storm like that than driving in the car... it isn't uncommon for people to have their windshields broken by hail -- at highway speed.

Anonymous said...

Yipes - heard about things on the radio and given your proximity to the storm path and places mentioned, wondered if things were ok.
Nice to know the ceiling held up...
Good luck getting stuff done while the campus is out of action.

Stellar_muddle

Holly said...

Wow. Impressively huge hailstones. Love the damage pics!

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Eek - somehow I missed all this storm stuff when it happened! Glad you're okay!