Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hello Weather

Still digging out from the oh so fun storms here this afternoon.  I saw softball size hail coming down.  I'm pretty sure I heard at least one tornado.  We had the longest, loudest hailstorm that I've ever been in - and that's saying something - I'm from Texas.  The garden is toast.  The trees are shaved.  It broke the barbecue grill.  My car is no longer what I'd call a 'car' anymore.  I guess I should get used to walking.  Not very fun, but at least we are all alive.



- Ark


13 comments:

  1. I escaped from North TX the day I got married. The weather is the main reason I left. In my case though it was the heat that drove me away.

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  2. Glad everyone is ok. I certainly hope your insurance will cover damages.

    You Texans currently are having some tough weather. Severe draught followed by precipitation that could stave your skull in, sheesh!

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  3. Holy crap! I work less than 6 miles away from you, and we didn't get any of that!

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  4. OMG!

    I'm glad everyone is okay, but here in NYC we get all panicky with dime sized hail.

    I can't imagine what I'm actually seeing in these pics.

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  5. Nature's just not playing fair. That is GNARLY!

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  6. Holy Crap man! We are just now getting ya'lls weather, From Arkansas here, We saw the damage on the local news.

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  7. I am really glad you guys are OK, and safe. I saw the pictures and the tornado and storms looked horrific. Here's hoping that you get things sorted out and back to normal very quickly. Thinking about you guys with very best wishes.

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  8. @all - Thanks for all the well-wishes. Per the news, what I heard turns out to have been an actual tornado. Apparently, it wasn't far away at all. I'm not a big fan of the sound anymore.

    Speaking of sounds, I saw this quote from a passenger on a plane at the airport not too far from where I live, but in this instance, it's the sound of hail:

    "The noise of ice cubes hitting the aluminum exterior of a 757 was as deafening as it was frightening," he said. "Imagine the sound of dropping a bucket of ice cubes onto a metal roof shed for about 10 minutes straight."

    Yeah - that. That noise. Ten minutes of a run-away ice machine attacking my house. I don't like that noise anymore either. :)

    But talk about an excellent thing to do to your PCs in a game. They'll love it. Trust me. 1d6 ice damage per round, for ten minutes. Those in plate mail get +1 damage per round due to their armor being pounded into painful shapes. No save.

    - Ark

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    1. I'm glad you made it through, and based on the details of the experience I'm taking that rule very seriously.

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  9. Freaking wizards and their ice spells.

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