Saturday, June 30, 2012

Brief Respite


Happy Friday!  

It was hot most of the day, but then in the afternoon, after Chris got home from Day Camp, our friends Max and Nancy came over.  We were going to go for a swim, but the boys thought it was too hot.  Max painted the boys some pictures, and they curled up to watch cartoons.  

Meanwhile, a large weather front moved in.  There was a wall cloud, and loads of wind.  We thought we weren't going to get any rain, so Nancy and I sat on the front porch and watched the storm roll in.  When did I get old?  I used to be terrified of storms, I was the one in the basement with the kids.   In the basement with the cats and the dog, and the children, with a radio and all my valuables.    I remember the time in 1988, I think, when a spring tornado hit Broadripple, I looked outside up at a space between swirling clouds that was literally green, and I was in our downstairs half bath with my sister, best friend, dog and pet parakeet while it hailed outside.  I'm telling you traditionally I don't do well with storms. Pretty sure I shook for days afterward.   Now I'm the nutball on the front porch with my cup of tea sniffing for nitrogen.  Weird, man.  

We got mostly wind, and about 3 raindrops.  But the temperature dropped 30 degrees in an hour.  AWESOME!  
So, as soon as the sun returned from the clouds, THEN, the kids wanted to go for a swim.  
And a good time was had by all.