Surprize Storm

We all took a trip to the mall to get out of the house and to get to a cool place. Little did we know we’d come home in much cooler temperatures.

I was running at the gym when it started to rain, I could see it out the large windows while I was running. I saw it turning to hail as I went towards the locker rooms. I called Paul and asked him if he thought we needed to head home to rescue our garden plants that we’d been moving in and out of the rain (we keep them in pots because of the size of our yard and the kind of dirt we have). He didn’t think we needed to go, but once we all got in the car and left the parking garage we realized that the storm was a lot worse.

As we were coming home (we live on a hill) the water and the hail were running down the street. The temperature had dropped, the hail was piling up in the low places.

The moment we arrived home we knew that things were going to look pretty bad. The grape vine in front of the front house was just shredded, we walked on a carpet of green all the way to the house. Just beyond the cement we saw this pile of hail.

The backyard looked horrible. I had left clothes on the line to dry, they were soaking wet and really dirty from the splattering. Sienna’s toys had been out, we were not expecting it to rain let alone hail.

I saved a big bag of the hail. My thought: Boy, ice here sure is expensive to buy. I have room in the freezer and the next time we make ice cream we can use this hail. It’s nice and uniform, smooth, it’s perfect!

There were tomato leaves, little tomatoes, blossoms, etc. laying everywhere. My morning glories were all growing mostly vertical,  so they weren’t hit as badly.  We definitely mourned the loss of the tomatoes.

Paul went through and pruned all the broken branches and tried to get them to a point where they might recover. It was a sad day.

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