'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

17 July 2012

Apparently There Is A Need To Fear

Because Underdog Angus surely is not. Remember the psychotic weather I mentioned on Sunday? Yeah, it hit Stage Ridiculous yesterday. The TV suddenly went to the Emergency Broadcast screen and we were given a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Right Now! We Are So Not Kidding! Run, run for your lives! Aaiiee!!!

Sure enough, within minutes of the broadcast we saw this.

In case it's not clear that's hail. The broadcast warned of half dollar sized, "Holy shit get to shelter immediately and kiss your vehicle goodbye" hail but we didn't get any quite that large. Still, it was large enough to sting if someone were to, oh I don't know, say walk out into it. Just to see of course. Not that I'd know.

Enough fell to give the ground just a hint of Christmas cheer. Now where did I leave my sled?

After the hail stopped it turned into rain. Not the gentle kiss of a warm Summer sprinkling but a torrential downpour that had me thinking of TEOTWAWKI and wondering if the Pirate Ship would actually float.

At least I got to verify that I got the pitch on the porch roof correct. It's supposed to slope down from both roof eaves to that corner. It would have been even better if I'd actually put up the rain gutters so I didn't have The Niagara Falls coming off my roof but you have to find the ray of sunshine wherever you can. Even if it's raining hard enough float lead ingots.

And where was Angus, AKA NOT Underdog, while all this was happening you ask? 
"Hey, that's hail. Nobody mentioned anything about hail. I'm not coming out til the bad noise is gone I don't care how many cookies you offer. Piss off."

My hero.



Keads said...

Ha! Glad the roof turned out ok. Last dog I had would get in the bathtub in times like those.

Murphy's Law said...

Aw, poor Angus!

Six said...

The only reason he didn't head for the tub is beause he hasn't really discovered it yet Keads. Boy does not like the storms.

He was under there for an hour ML. This is the dog that wants me to believe he's fierce. Big sissy boy.

agirlandhergun said...

We had a storm like that a week or so ago. Tore up our roof. In fact the man who repaired it is here now fixing a few other things. The hail was brutal on the houses around here.

Glad your all well!

Six said...

That is some bad hail Girl. A friend had some wind damaged fencing and there were some trees down in the neighborhood but thankfully that was it. Thanks for the well wishes!