Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

We were awakened at 3 AM by the most horrific sound. Little Guy said it sounded like a tommy gun. I knew instantly that it was hail, but I'd never heard it so loud before, and it really seemed as though it was trying to break in through all of our back windows. The wind that came with it was pretty fierce. The Hunny and I ran out to see. Of course. No fear here - all wonder and delight for us. Of course, it's not light enough yet to see the roof ...

We opened our front door and were met with this sight:


Isn't it lovely? The Hunny ran to the corner of the porch cover to see his truck, which looks as good as new, except for a visor over a window having a chunk missing. I'm liking whatever it is they make vehicle bodies out of now. Plastic? It's great.




But look at all of the ice! Look how big it is! I'd seen hail that was pea size, even nickel size, but LOOK at this! Here's some up close and personal:




Huge, isn't it? Amazing. I still haven't seen Lou the Loud. Hoping he shows up before Little Guy misses him.

Ya'll be safe. Until I write again ...

Flea

18 comments:

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Wow! Keep that stuff away from me and my horses!

Colleen said...

holy cow is that large hail!!!! I've seen it as big as dimes in person...that is just scary!

Mental P Mama said...

So glad you are all safe!

Poltzie said...

I've never seen hail that big, glad you were inside!

Marguerite said...

Yikes! Hope poor Lou is OK.

Lori said...

I remember a hailstorm like that when I was in HS back in TX. The sound is just deafening!
Should have put out some glasses and brewed some tea!

Kat said...

Whoa Nelly, that is some big hailstorm. Scary, really.

Melissa said...

Wow, that's a big size piece of hail...I'm surprised you didn't have any damage to the truck!

Harmony said...

Holy cow...that's some hail! I can't even imagine what that sounded like.

Tammy said...

Wow!!! That is wild!

Kellan said...

That is some pretty big hail!!!! We often get hail. We had hail about a year ago or so that was softball sized - it was frightening. That hail in your hubby's hand is pretty large - could cause serious damage to cars and roofs - hope all is well.

Take care and nice to see you - Kellan

Flea said...

Lou came home this evening, no worse for wear. I was pretty worried, but it seems he rode it all out somewhere. He's pretty self sufficient, I guess. Had me fooled. :)

And the truck? Seems the roof has the same cute dimples I saw on vehicles all over town today. Everybody's got 'em!

Coffee Bean said...

We get a lot of hail here, mainly in the summer. (Colorado) We've had hail come down so hard and fast that there were several inches of it. Fortunately, it is not usually as big as what you have pictured. One time they showed on the news some golf ball sized hail from just east of here. That could kill ya!

The Sports Mama said...

There was one summer when I still lived at home in Colorado that saw baseball size hail balls. Trapped people on the sky lift at the amusement park and caused quite a few injuries and extensive car damage.

Fortunately for me, I didn't drive yet and wasn't at the amusement park on the sky lift. :)

Jules said...

WOW! Glad you were safe and sound indoors when that happened. Those balls are HUGE!

Jan Parrish said...

Wow. That's amazing. It would totally tear up my shake roof so I'm glad it's not over here. How is your roof?

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April said...

Holy-freakin-hail-batman! That stuff is HUGE!!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

That is some HUGE hail! I'm glad to hear your cars are all OK.