Last night I got home late from teaching quilting classes in Manchester. Then I checked my email, talked with Hubby, and got caught up on things from while I was gone. By the time I got to bed it was almost midnight. I knew I had to be and ready to head out the door by 8am to attend a class for people who provide continuing education for childcare providers (which I do) but that still gave be plenty of time to sleep….that was until Ruby woke at 5:45 wanting to go outside. UGH.
By 6 am it is usually starting to lighten and the sun is making it’s appearance…but nope, not today, a storm was rolling in. Before long Kalissa was downstairs and both of us were watching winds reek havoc on our trees. We checked the weather radar via the computer to see how long the storm would last and pop! Off went the electricity. We looked out side and part of our tree had toppled over taking the power line with it. No electricity. With the power line lying on the ground in our yard down, and me without electricity to take a shower, I quickly saw that I probably wasn’t going to make my meeting.
Hubby had just past under the tree with the feeder wagon and tractor before it fell. Once the storm moved on through to towns west and south of us, Hubby resumed feeding cattle and his boss went to work on the tree.
A few minutes after it was cleaned up the guys from REC, our electric company, were here and working to restore the power.
In about 45 minutes we got 1.7″ of rain. UGH. But we have power now and that makes life just a little better.
We are expecting storms throughout the entire next week with heat indexes heading towards 100. Already outside now I can just feel the atmosphere cooking up another storm that forecaster are predicting to hit sometime later tonight.
On another note people have asked how the crop planting is going here. With today’s rain, the guys are calling in quits. They were unable to plant all of it. There is no count yet on how many acres will be left un-planted. We just know that it was too many….