Monday, June 25, 2007

I was going to post...

I'm posting this from work. One of the worst storms I can recall hit us last night. There was no warning - no thunder, no rain, no dark skies. One intensely loud crack of lightning that shook the pictures on the walls started the storm yesterday around 7pm and continued after midnight. We didn't lose power, but we lost our computer network. So I can't post until I have it fixed - hopefully this evening.

I've been longing for rain but I think 6-8 inches in a few short hours is a bit too much. Add hail the size of golf balls to the scenario. I typically love a good thunderstorm but this one was downright scary.


sonia a. mascaro said...

I hope, Mary, that all will be OK with your computer network very soon. And I am so glad that you and your family are fine, too!

If you have the time, take a look on my brand new blog named ONLY PHOTOS where I will post only photos without words.

Have a nice week!

Q said...

Hi Mary,
Oh my goodness, 6-8 inches of rain??? FLOOD!
Mother Nature can be so awesome!
Hope all is okay.
What a storm.
Sherry (who put the rain sticks away!)

Susie said...

Sounds very scary and 6 to 8 inches in such a short time! Wow!!
We're in for our hottest day of the year (so far) here. I don't really love super hot days!!

Chrissie said...

Oh Mary, so much rain in such a short time! And I hate it when the house shakes with the thunder. Really scary. Some are having a bad time over here with flooding, what is going on? Our summer is a wash out so far, after such a lovely April. Hope you are ok, do you have far to drive home? Take care.

Dorothy said...

We've all had such extreme weather in different parts of the country.
I know how frightening unexpected electrical storms can be. I'm glad you are OK..I hope your computer is too Mary. BTW, we had our first Grotto's pizza this weekend. It was excellent!

NatureWoman said...

OMG Mary, I'm sorry that your computer network is out, but I'm thankful you and DH and the girls are okay. What weird weather we're all having, huh?

possumlady said...

Best of luck with your computer network! What happens to your pond when you get so much rain? I hope the Koi don't get flooded out?

I used to LOVE storms, actually I still do to a degree. Moving into an old neighborhood with lots of big trees and old powerlines it doesn't take much to lose power here. So, while I get excited when they come, I'm relieved when they go and my AC is still running.

KGMom said...

Wheee--a storm that began with a thunder clap.
When it rains so much so fast, it doesn't really sink in, which is what you need to break the drought.
We'll look forward to more posts when your network is back up and running.

Susan Gets Native said...

Six to eight inches without warning, late at night....scary.

A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Alyssa said...

Hi Mary,
Such bad luck to have a deluge and electrical storm. I hope this will end your drought and give you some relief. At least there were no tornados or damaging winds. Can't wait for you to get back on line.
Have a good day.

LostRoses said...

Gosh, I love a good storm, especially in the middle of the night. But it sounds like you had a bit of overkill (as long as the lightning didn't kill your computer!)

Mary said...


Jayne said...

YIKES Mary! Hope all of you are safe and sound. Only occasional cloud bursts here.... :c(

Anonymous said...

Rain is needed but not this way! Wow, hope you are alright! Thanks for keeping us updated and hope your networks comes back up again soon!

smilnsigh said...

So sorry for the awful storm.