Saturday, January 21, 2012

Major storm coming our way!

We've got raindrops falling and thunder in the distance!  A major storm is heading our way, according to the news.  It doesn't look like that big of a deal from this image but they say there are tornado warnings in some counties.  In any case, most of the time when a thunderstorm passes through, we end up losing power, at least for a little while.  I'm trying to hurry up and get my blog posted for tonight before that happens.  We've got our generator ready, flashlights and candles gathered.  The dogs are inside and we're hunkering down to weather the storm.  
I'm praying that no trees come down on our house tonight!  Living in the woods like we do, that's always a worry.  Especially since we had a close call right after we moved here. These pics were taken in the summer of 2010 when lightning struck a tree by our driveway.

This was a cherry tree that came down between our house and our dear sweet neighbor's within a month of us moving here.  We were the fortunate ones.  Notice that the top of the tree's branches just barely brushed the siding of our house? It also came within feet of crushing our car.  The other side of the split came down right smack on top of our neighbor's truck, crushing the hood and the cab.  Poor dear sweet neighbors!  

We've learned to take our storms seriously around here! 


  1. I remember your poor dear sweet neighbor's crushed truck. The storm didn't amount to much here, just a lot of rain. Hope all is well at your house.

  2. We're fine. The storm was lame here too. We didn't lose power or anything!