HAIL STONES BEGIN FALLING FROM THE SKY
The skies darkened this morning as an ominous weather front approached us from the West. All our outside light sensitive night lights came on & the air became still. A few raindrops, & then a few more.....a bit heavier.
NOPE, NOT TAPIOCA PUDDING.....HAIL STONES!!
Within minutes we were being pounded by a hail storm!! We have a steel roof on our place & you can imagine what kind of a noise that sets up inside here. I could see the pea size hail stones bouncing off our Motor Home out in the driveway. Normally no problem but with a couple solar panels up there I worry about that. The hail lasted about 5 minutes & the hailstones did not get bigger than pea size so the panels survived. Temps dropped so quick we had a slight fog set in briefly. Good thing we were not further inland where they were clobbered by golf ball size stones in greater volumes. By mid afternoon our temps reached into the low 70's under sunny skies. By the way, in my world I still use the Fahrenheit scale & it's still miles for me & not kilometers!!
HAIL STONES BOUNCING OFF OUR SOLAR PANELS
Some readers may remember back in February when I blogged about Kelly’s rather flamboyant ex Brother-In-Law, Doctor Dave, putting together a reality show about himself down in Manchester Tennessee. That post is here & the paragraph about DOCTOR DAVE can be found near the end of the post. Well, here’s the update…. Filming has continued & they premiered the show in a Manchester Theater a couple nights ago. WHO'S WHO MAGAZINE wrote an article about Doctor Dave and you can see Doctor Dave’s DOC STAR site here. Now, not being any kind of a reality show fan whatsoever I will have to take a back seat on this one & reserve my judgment. Just thought maybe some readers out there might be interested. Kelly’s Son-In-Law, Bradley Shende from Vancouver British Columbia who is associated with CTV out there is involved on the filming production end of things so that side of it does carry some interest for me. I will keep you updated & it remains to be seen whether any of the major television networks will pick up the series.
People have asked from time to time where I find all the material for Groaner’s Corner. Well, that’s an easy one to answer because I find that stuff in the exact same location that everybody else finds everything they want to know about anything worth knowing about….the Internet:)) And even if nothing worth knowing about is even worth not knowing about, you can find it anyway, anytime….on the Internet!!
A SLIGHT FOG ROLLED IN & NOTICE THE TOP BROKEN OFF THE PINE TREE IN THE CENTER FROM THE WINTER'S HEAVY SNOWS
Sure looks like some of the Arizona folks are having themselves some mighty bad winter weather down there. Reader Phil sent me a photo yesterday of Sedona looking like one of those snowy Christmas Cards scenes. Whitney, near Gleason Arizona was expecting 50 mph winds today with snow & late migrating RV Snow Birds in Mesa Arizona are shivering in the cold. Bad storms across the Mid West tells us we might just have made it home at the right time after all a few weeks ago.
A LOT OF WATER FELL OUT OF THE SKY THIS MORNING IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME & NO, THAT DOGHOUSE IN THE BACKGROUND IS NOT FOR OUR DOGS, IT'S OCCASIONALLY FOR ME!!
Following our return at the end of March I had mentioned about hustling across the midwest each year on our return because of the unpredictable weather in that part of the States. RETIRED ROD near Kansas City commented that, “But we live here in the midwest all year where you are so worried about the storms. We haven't had any damage to our homes or vehicles in many many years, so perhaps it is more what you are used to and comfortable with.” A short while later folks in the Kansas City area, including Rod, got beat up pretty bad in a damaging hailstorm. You can see why it is so very important every time to ‘touch wood’ after saying things sometimes:))
OH OH, WHAT'S THAT BIG NOISE ON THE ROOF!!
It was a month ago today that we toured the Beverly & Jim Rogers Cowboy Museum in Lone Pine California. Click here....MY POST FOR THAT TOUR. There was a lot of cowboy movie memorabilia there & some of it belonged to Roy Rogers. The official ROY ROGERS MUSEUM closed last summer in Branson Missouri fetching $2.9 million dollars. Thought it was kind of interesting seeing all the things auctioned off at Christies & how much a lot of Roy & Dale's stuff sold for. The 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep known as Nellybelle and used on Roy and Dale's TV show, fetched $116,500.
BY AFTERNOON WE WERE UNDER SUNNY SKIES & IN THE LOW 70'S:))
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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
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