Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hail Unpredicted

Yesterday I planted.

Today we got hail.

From a thunderstorm that was not predicted, that blew up suddenly, and brought rain, thunder, lightning and hail.

The northern part of town got hail about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Ours was pea and occasionally marble sized. In this instance living on the wrong side of the tracks is a good thing.

Conveniently, I live in the part of town where I wanted to live. It just happens to be the older part, and south of "the tracks." Nice that where I wanted to live happened to be a part of town I could afford.

The hail was an unpleasant end to a day that was not going all that smoothly up till then. However, I'm just hoping that today will be seen as a blessing in disguise in a very short amount of time.

Time for a good night's sleep so I can get up and spend the rest of the weekend working on things that get passed over during the work week. I'm hoping to plant more. Like the old adage about don't let the bastards get you down, you have to have that attitude about the weather when it dumps frozen water out of the sky on your delicate little plants. You can't let it get you down. You have to just assume tomorrow will be a brighter, sunnier day and act accordingly.

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