Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Weather.... .always!

Well, people out here like to talk about the weather. That's because it always gives us something to talk about. Today the weatherman has issued a warning for northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area, which includes us. They are calling for a derecho. This is the first time I've heard this term, although I've seen plenty of bow echoes. Evidently it involves a fast moving storm with hurricane force winds. They also mention that one blew through here last June. I remember it but I wasn't aware of what it was called. In the matter of about 15 minutes the weather changed from dead calm to gusts of 70 mph and believe me when I say the speed and ferocity certainly gets your attention. Everything that wasn't tied down took off. Thankfully a tornado didn't develop.

My biggest challenge is to convince the Other Mother that she can't go out in the yard to do "a little work". Like I said, last year's storm came in like a freight train. The car is safely tucked in the garage to avoid hail damage. Hail can total your car. I ran out to do a quick errand and although it was windy earlier today, now it's incredibly hot and humid and the air is dead still. That gives people in Illinois the creeps because the air is ALWAYS moving around here. Dead calm means "danger coming." So, I'm shutting down the computer and unplugging it to prevent a surge. I'm bringing in the lawn chairs and being thankful that we had the half-dead tree next to the house cut down a couple weeks ago. Phew!! Everyone stay safe. I intend to do the same with my sheltering plans in place. Like the Boy Scouts say, BE PREPARED!

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Hope all remain safe and sound. In spite of the time I spent safe-ing everthing around the yard, looks like it may remain North of us and right on top of you! You're right, the wind is usually moving all the time here.
Dinner in the basement and a few hands of dominos are a good idea!
Debbie

Terri said...

Good thing you have basements there. Here in CA - none...our weather isn't that scary though... Stay safe!
Hugs

Sandy said...

We had a hail storm a couple of years ago and now my car looks like it has cellulite!!! Roof repairers started coming out of the woodwork. They were everywhere. Hope you stayed safe.

life in red shoes said...

You're back? YOU'RE BACK!!!!
I have some catching up to do!

Vee said...

You didn't blow away again did you? I heard this term for the first time that week, too. Where do they keep rounding up the new names?

The weather stinks. June has been a bust. Looking forward to July.

dot said...

Suzanne, are you doing this again?!?!? I was so happy to see you back,, and now I can't find you again!!

preeti said...

I had to face this. I have shifted my RTM house on my farm . Difficult times i must say.
RTM houses

Millicent said...

Hope all is well with you. Miss your posts.

Sharon said...

I hope you are well. I haven't checked in for a long time but tonight made a point to log into blogs I haven't visited...well, in a coon's age. Glad to see you were able to relocate your sewing studio. I never had a designated room until last year. What a gift! I will be sure to check back in before so much time goes by next time ~

Vee said...

I am here because of the rotten news concerning the rotten weather out your way. Hoping that all is well with you and yours...

Millicent said...

I saw the weather in your area yesterday and thought of you. Hope all is well. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Gone again? This time I delete from favorites. Tired of checking. You've given up, and I give up.

Millicent said...

Praying for you and your family this Christmas season...

Vee said...

Gosh, you are missed! Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.