Wednesday, August 12, 2009

When it Rains, it Pours...or Hails!

Sorry for the absence of late, but it has been an incredibly busy summer! We moved into our new home about three weeks ago and are still in the process of unpacking. Pat started back at school today (and football two-a-days started Monday), so now finishing the unpacking will be a very slow process. We've also been fixing up our previous home to get it ready for renters. Luckily we did find tenants already, which is a huge relief! Pat's father had minor surgery the day before we moved and is thankfully doing well.

We also had some major clean-up to take care of after a HUGE hailstorm about 6 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I was driving when it happened, which was very frightening. When I heard the first BAM! I seriously thought that a baseball had hit my car. But then they just kept on coming. Luckily I was the only one in the car, so after I parked I squeezed myself in between the carseats in the back. I really thought that my windshieds were going to break. They didn't, but others weren't so fortunate. It lasted a good 15 minutes and left a lot of damage all over Los Alamos.

This first pic was taken during the storm from the inside of my car (I don't usually have my camera in the car, but for some reason I did that day:

Here's an example of the type of hail I'm writing about. This wasn't even one of the largest:

Our backyard after the storm:
And the damage done to my poor Subaru Forester (the estimate came to $7000!) :(

Now that we're starting to get settled in and Pat's back at school, hopefully I'll start to get into some daily routine with the boys. Hopefully that will help facilitate more time here on Blogger (and more time knitting, crocheting, sewing, and pursuing other crafts!)


Andrea said...

Glad you're back! I was in town just after that hail storm hit. Weather is a powerful thing!

Julia & Aaron said...

We were just about to take naps and it scared the kids! My MIL said people were coming into the hospital with lacerations from the hail. Wouldn't want to have been outside. Glad to hear from you!!

And take it slow with the unpacking. You'll get there and no need to rush. Think, you wont have to move again!

Paula said...

Holy scary hail storm! Glad to hear you made it out ok - and are getting settled into your new place.

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

Wow - how scary! Glad to hear you are OK from the storm.

elliebelle said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry about your car. That stinks!