atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3457: MIles to go before I sleep

I've got to take the nephew back northward today, and before I can do that I have to contact my brother and/or sister-in-law to see how and when.

All while feeling kind of floppy.

On the plus side, we got plenty of rain yesterday. It rained in the early afternoon--hail against the windows woke me--and then it rained again last night.

The hail was big, though it wasn't as big as what came out of the storm in Cedar Rapids in May of 2000. No, this was only about quarter-sized hail, on down to dime-size; but it was blowing around and hitting the windows, which woke me up. I wandered around the house, worried that one would crack or break a window, but none did (thank God!) and the Jeep looks okay, too.

I'm amazed, in fact, that storm didn't generate any tornados. There wasn't even a watch posted. Just "severe thunderstorm warning" and that was it. Maybe it did in Indiana; not here.

So then after dinnertime the nephew and I walked to the ice cream shop, got cones, and then went to see the aunt and uncle here in town for a little while. When we walked home from there around 10-ish, there was lightning off to the west. About two hours later, the storm hit, and it rained.

The power went out while I was talking to Lemonzen. Argh. Came back on almost immediately, but the cordless dropped the call, of course.

On the plus side, I no longer have to worry about fireworks starting a brush fire. The forecast says "hot and 60% chance of rain" for Wednesday--but clear Wednesday night--so I think it's going to be okay on the 4th.

I'm going to have to get a tank of propane for the grill, though.

* * *

While the church leadership is ever trying to find ways to accommodate the victimologists, the congregants are not so liberal.

Having destroyed one church, this guy now intends to move on to another.

* * *

"Thanks, Supreme Court, for saving our one achievement by calling it a tax. Incidentally, it's not a tax."

Just when I think politics can't get any more inane, they go and surprise me.

...wait, actually they don't surprise me any more.

* * *

It's June 30. Seems like last week was my birthday, and a bit before that was the musical. Maybe 3 weeks, maybe a month ago it was Easter.

Next thing I know it's gonna be Christmas. Where is the year going?

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