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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

An almighty thunderstorm!!!

Hello Again

Last Saturday night we had a storm....!!!

A thunderstorm! An almighty thunderstorm!!!  

The kind of thunderstorm that rattles your teeth and frizzes your hair !!! ......
The kind of thunderstorm that has you sitting up straight in bed with the  blankets pulled up tight under your chin!!! .....
The kind of thunderstorm that has the children (no matter their ages of 20 & 21) crawl into bed with you to hide behind your back!!! ....
The kind of thunderstorm where dogs and cats hide in places in your house you didn't know you had!!! .......
The kind of thunderstorm where the air crackles non-stop with electricity !!! ....
The kind of thunderstorm that actually has a smell? The same sort of smell that reminds me of a Hot Water Spring??!!! .....
The kind of thunderstorm that has you waiting in fear for that one bolt that will have the house explode into a million pieces!!! ...
The kind of thunderstorm where the dark night sky can only be seen for split seconds at a time!!! ......
The kind of thunderstorm where sleep is not an option and weariness goes unnoticed!!! ....
The kind of thunderstorm that makes you fear for your lives and make you realize all the things you take for granted!!! ...
And the kind of storm you use to love but now pray for it to come to an end!!! ...
And only does so 7 hours later!!!....
While  it rained  ..........  and rained .......... and rained some more....
As soon as the storm passed, we got dressed and went outside to inspect the damage.   We expected the worst!!! ...
It was daytime but still quite dark, but storm dark, if you know what I mean???   It was still raining and the electricity had been out for hours,  but everything was fine!!!!!!  Unbelievable!!!!
We could not believe it!!!  Not even a single tree had been blown over!!!
We jumped in our trusty 4 wheel drive, "Buffy"  (she can go anywhere and everywhere and never gets stuck !!!) and inspected our fences and there also found everything in order !!!
When we got back home, we were amazed to find that even the electricity had been restored!!!  We looked at each other and almost simultaneously said... " That was not a dream!!!!! "

We had over 80 mm of rain!!!  Do you know how much rain that is???  It's a lot!!!  Really a lot!!!  In just 7 hours we had almost a 1/4 of our yearly rainfall !!!
Just look at this rainmeter!!!  I have never ever seen it like this!!!!
                    It's almost full!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!













The dogs really loved the wet sand and playing in the water....




But come lunchtime, the weariness of a sleepless night started to creep up on us.  It was deliciously cool, even cool enough to grab a blanket!!! We slept like babies in the cool weather but we all knew, we will  NEVER  forget  last  night's  storm and it was not a DREAM !!!!

See you soon
Love
AMarie