BOOM!Woman in the Middle | October 24, 2016
The great (not) weather predictions in our newspaper said we had a 20% change of rain yesterday. In the world of So Cal, even when we aren’t having a drought, 20% usually means we aren’t going to get any rain. Well, that was an incorrect assumption! We got rain yesterday evening and and again this morning. Lots of wet, glorious rain! I turned off my sprinklers and did a happy dance!
But, what was surprising, is the rain came with thunder and lightening. Lots of thunder and lightening. It started about five and went on until 11 pm or so. Then the rain returned this morning about 6:45 and with it the thunder and lightening. This is very unusual for my area. We just don’t get thunder and lightening very often and. if we do, it certainly does not last for hours and hours.
It is at times like this we are grateful Honey is hard of hearing. Even when the house shook with thunder that was very near by, she just looked up a little sleepily from her bed and then conked right back out. Who cares if we feel like we are one of the pins in a cosmic bowling game? Honey was unconcerned.
The same could not be said for Nox and Lumos. They had never experienced such a thing before in their short lives. Unfortunately, Nox was in my lap when the first big house rattling BOOM happened. Both he and Lumos went running around in a panic. But, with the springboard for the panicked run being my legs, I got to feel all 20 toes dig in as he launched himself off my lap. Oh well, no blood was drawn!
The two youngsters got used to the thunder soon enough and settled back down. This morning it is dark and wet, a sight we have not seen in sometime. It is so wonderful we are getting a good soaking right now. I hope this lessons the fire danger.