Thursday, August 18, 2011

Whereupon I Return Home Just In the Nick of Time!

As you can see by the photo we experienced a bit of sizeable hail today!

As I left the house to do a couple errands I noticed that the sky to the north of us was dark. Very dark. I gave it a good once-over, then decided to run my errands anyway.

Stopped at the farm supply store and bought a small table for the front deck. It had been on sale and I finally decided "I want it!"

Then to the grocery store and onward to my Mom's where I dropped off a couple things. It was starting to sprinkle.

On the way home I decided NOT to stop for that one last errand but instead hurry on home and get the car in the garage. I parked it safely inside, got out, grabbed a bag of groceries out of the back seat and heard a loud "THWACK" on the garage roof. Then another! And another! Looked out the window and saw very large hail.

Thankfully, it was rather sparse and it stopped within a minute or so. And I am thankful the car was parked safely in the garage.

I hope the farms around us did not experience damage to their crops! Hail can do devastating damage to a corn or bean field.


Debby said...

Oh my gosh! I've never seen hail that size before, in real life anyway. I'm glad you skipped that last errand too.

Maryann said...

Ouch! That looks like that would have hurt something. Good call on skipping that last errand.

Kelly said...

Ooooo, you DID time that just right!! I would welcome rain, but sure don't want any of that.

WhiteStone said...

This morning I saw my neighbor's car. It was not a pretty site. Reports around town are of multiple car windows broken and hoods/roofs dented. Not everyone parks their car in a garage. I also heard that some crops were badly shredded. So heart breaking to farmers who were expecting bumper yields.