Saturday, August 14, 2010


It has become a running half-joke around here. Five feet of snow followed by record heat, an earthquake, and now two severe storms knocking trees over and downing power lines. Maryland has begun quasi-joking that it is time to figure out just what you believe.
On Thursday morning, around 7AM, we got up to such a storm. I swore I was back in Texas. Not just the wind and the rain, but even hail. Most of the hail was pea-sized but some were as large as marbles. (My poor tomato plants have never looked so pathetic!) Living near the 3rd largest tree canopy in the country that has brilliantly decided to not trim trees in years nor install underground electrical wires, this caused significant damage.
Needless to say, we lost power, again. Of course, this necessitated getting in the car for naps and going out to eat. It was a bit tricky getting back to our house as the main road near our house was shut down due to fallen trees and flooding. (We got 2 inches of rain in 30 minutes.) 
Many people are still without power. Fortunately, this time we were only without power about 36 hours or so and most of the food in our fridge and freezer survived. We did lose most of the fruit and all but one gallon of milk, but it was not nearly as bad as last time. 
Unfortunately, I now have a mountain of laundry to do, but at least we have electricity and hot water to do it. I think I need a vacation from summer. In the mean time, I have begun to seriously wonder if God is royally ticked at the Washington, D.C. area, but I couldn't imagine why that would be. 


  1. Wow! Were weren't hit anywhere that hard here!

  2. Glad your neck of the woods was spared.

    Obviously with storms like this there is only so much anyone can do. What makes me angry is how little prevention was ever taken, such as trimming trees or trying to put more wires under ground.