Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hail

When we moved to Austin, Bob and I were warned about the hail. We saw cars with their tops dimpled like golf balls. Hail, we were told.

Hail is apparently mostly very local, and today it was local to us. It cracked the outer pane of the skylight in our kitchen and took out all but two of my fledgling tomato plants. I have been running out every day to gaze at my tomato plants, growing well with their neat row of stakes and I am more saddened by the lose of them than I am by the damage to the skylight. Although I am sure that repairing the skylight will be much more problematic than replanting tomato plants.

Our neighbors on the corner lost the back window of one of their cars. A car full of water and hailstones sounds more disheartening then my tomato plants.

2 Comments:

Blogger Steven Gould said...

Wow. Hail that large can also damage your roof shingles so an inspection is probably in order.

March 26, 2009 6:08 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Yiiiikes! We missed it down here in the tropics, just got a hard rain.

March 26, 2009 10:14 PM  
Anonymous drugstore said...

A few days ago I was part of a hail storm here where I worked. You can't imagine how scared my coworkers and I were with it... One of them even started to cry like a girl.

September 29, 2011 12:39 PM  

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