Thursday, September 20, 2007
photo, once again, courtesy of Starflower. How does she do it?
We had an eventful afternoon here, full of weather events that would have a TV meteorologist's shorts in a bunch. I went home an hour early and it was a good thing I did, because the moment the kids got off the bus and into my waiting car, we were under a severe thunderstorm warning. Which I did not know, since I did not have my up to the minute weather radar online at the moment; our power had been knocked off momentarily enough to make me restart the computer, which took more time than I had between arriving home and driving out to the road to pick up the kids. But it turned out okay; no major weather catastrophes although there was a tornado about 20 miles south of here.
The pond is up a bit. We went out to investigate after the heavy weather had passed, and it looked good, although it's still a foot away from reaching the outlet culvert.
I think, really, that the gods were smiling on us. After all, these heavy rains, 3.75 inches in the last few days, came just after The Hermit finished putting the synthetic roofing paper on the roof of the new house, thus rendering it mostly waterproof.