Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Rain, rain, go away

Thank you for your very kind emails about Shug's & my safety.
Yes, we are safe & dry -- unlike others in our area -- property lost &, much worse, lives lost.

Regarding the weather, Enough!!!

Shug & I grew up in Tornado Alley, saw our share of brutal weather: blistering heat, softball-sized hail, towering clouds with that sickly greenish light, blizzards, ice storms, sub-zero temperatures, etc, etc, etc. But I had never seen rain like it rains down here on the Gulf Coast. It doesn't seem physically possible to rain as hard as it does here. They say that at one point on the night of the News-making Rains, it was coming down at a rate of 1 inch in 5 minutes (2.5 cm/5 minutes). They say that this May was the wettest month for Texas since they've been keeping records -- for our county alone, official measurements from 10 to 20 inches. They say that approximately 35 trillion gallons fell on the state this month.
And -- now is the beginning of the 2015 hurricane season. {sigh} Please wish us good luck.

Thank you again for your kind questions & comments. I see I've not just made virtual friends with my little blog, but really real friends.
Thanks & hugs to you!


Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm so glad to hear you're safe and sound. Thanks for letting us know. I always think of you during hurricane season, I can't even imagine what it would be like to be in a hurricane, fingers crossed there'll be none this year.

leslie said...

Thanks for the update, B!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good to know you're okay . . .

Nifty Quilts said...

Thanks for letting us know you're OK. I've been thinking about you. Hopefully you'll get a break on the hurricane season. We've had an unusually dry May. Weird weather.