Friday, May 2, 2008

storms

We had horrible storms in the area last night, with tornado warnings and possible tornadoes touching down.  Some of them were near where my sister lives, so I called her bright and early this morning to see if she had blown away.  She was fine, but had been without electricity for hours.

When I went to bed last night, tornado warnings were preempting shows I normally watch.  I guess the worst of the winds came at 2 A.M., but by then Cliff was home and we were both sound asleep.

Somehow a pasture gate was open this morning... probably due to the high winds during the night... and my two calves escaped.  After the big roundup, I was wide awake; so I "mudded in" the tomato and pepper plants I bought yesterday at Walmart.  I say I mudded them in because we got between one to two inches of rain overnight.

After that, I mulched about half of our twenty-five Norway Spruce trees with old, soggy hay from the barn where Secret and Meatloaf used to stay.

Because it rained again, I suppose the home-coming of our mobile home has been delayed once again.  It's in the area hardest-hit by the storms, so I'm just hoping it didn't blow away!

And that's my report for today.  I'll leave you with Waylon and Jesse, who remind me that "Storms Never Last".


13 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Awwwww Mosie, hope you stay safe in that bad weather !!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

mutualaide said...

Loved the story of Secret and Meatloaf!  

ryanagi said...

Ack. You are so close to having your new home...these weather delays just stink!  I remember when our home's construction was delayed for months. Neighbors in the existing/older development protested to the town and tried to block our builder from moving forward.  It was eventually resolved, but we had to extend the lease on our old place twice.  Hope you get a nice stretch of sunny days soon.

jctopaz55 said...

Mosie, I am so glad to hear that you all are safe from the storms there last night. I thought about you today when I heard that on the news here. Secret and Meatloaf sure had an exciting night!! lol Glad they are safe too. Love that video with Waylon and Jesse and love that song . Thanks for posting it. Take care .

((( Hugs )))
  Jctopaz55

sugarsweet056 said...

I thought about you last night! I hated they preemptied my shows...grrr. Sirens were blasting here every few mins for hours. The winds were terrible, still bad all day today!
I thought I heard something about another round coming through tonight??? Hope I heard wrong.
Hugs,
Sugar

fierrorachel said...

My friends at work are now asking, "So, do they have their house yet?"  "nah, not yet" says I.  I'm thinking that you're making this up!  Do you REALLY have a house coming?  LOL  Just kidding.

geocachelinda66 said...

I'm glad you are ok and didn't get tornadoed.  Linda

lmitc89854 said...

One of the earlier storms resulted in a funnel touching down about a mile from my house.  I don't know how you slept through the noise of the later storm! It went on for about 2 hours in the middle of the night at my house!

breakaway1968 said...

OH  NO! Another delay for you!  I'm sorry that you got this aweful storm...hopefully now it will dry out and NOT rain for a while so you can get your new home!

suzypwr said...

New home, coming soon!

xoxo

helmswondermom said...

I'm glad those tornados didn't touch you guys or your sister, and I hope that things will dry out soon so you can get you new home moved in.  The waiting must be killing you!
Lori

whitedove3622 said...

Got to see Waylon in person on Long Isaland a few years back. He had his motor coach with the name " No Body you Know". We had our own camper and loved seeing his big ol Coach..... loved that guy.

fowfies said...

Some days it just doesnt pay to get out of bed does it? ;) Glad you got the both of them back in. Kelly