Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dodging The Bullets

For some reason my town has not been hit with the last two storms that have blasted through almost every other inch of Chicagoland.

The storms have been so ferocious that they made the national news. Trees are down. Cars are crushed. There are fires caused by downed wires. Did I mention the hail?

We got -- nothing. 

How do I know the storms made the national news? I've received phone calls and emails from Montana and Hawaii to see if I'm all right.

I almost feel guilty that we didn't have lightning strikes, the threat of tornados or flooding rains where I am. They passed to our north and south and even hit the town just west of us. But we've been in an island of strange, eerie stillness.

The pavement on my driveway is damp. But it's been dry under my car.  I heard some faraway thunder, but I mostly I watched everything on TV like everyone else.

I guess that just means the sheet is going to hit the fan one of these days.


ksquester said...

There is nothing as exciting as a thunderstorm with lightening........that is unless you are right under one.  It rocks me to sleep.  Glad you are OK....   Anne

robingrg2 said...

I thought about you this morning when I saw on the news the number of folks without power in Chicago.  Glad you weren't affected.  

Robin in Texas

suzypwr said...

You missed nature's fireworks? Maybe next time!

screaminremo303 said...

I know your game. You're intentionally taunting nature.

Payback is a bitch. So is Mother Nature. Ask Jon.