Sunday, January 17, 2016

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful

We've missed two tornadoes so far but the forecast was for a tropical storm with high gusts of wind, so the awning came down and chairs got stashed in the back of the car.

Surely the tables and cat tent would be okay, so they were left up.  During the night I listened to the wind howl and the felt the RV shimmy and shake as the rain and wind pelted our humble home.

This is what we saw when looking outside our window in the morning.

The cat tent is staked down, or I'm guessing it would have been somewhere down the street.  The tunnel was not secured so it blew to the side.  The tent collapsed but thankfully no poles were destroyed and it sprung right back up.

The table flipped completely on its back and the table skirts are drenched.  I was going to post my newest project, but now it will have to wait until they are dry again before taking the photos.

The tailgater was knocked off its table and both bikes were laying on their sides, but everything appears to be okay.

Thanks to El Nino we are experiencing the summertime thunderstorm season, something we would not normally get to do.  Aren't we the lucky ones?  I'm hoping this storm system lets up soon as the retention ponds are full and I'm not sure where they're going to put any more water.

Long Live the Queen of El Nino


  1. Indeed. Thank goodness you are all safe and sound. We are in windy, subzero weather.
    About the Packers, NEXT YEAR! I believe. Bill is hanging onto Manning and the Broncos.
    I am still recovering from and processing my Mayo trip. Hugs.

  2. I am so glad to hear that you are safe and okay. The weather this year is really freaky everywhere. Even though I love to go new places, this wicked weather makes me leery of traveling. That's why your travels mean even more to me. I get to see new places through your photos and stories. Stay safe, and have a wonderful evening. Hugs, Edna B.