Sunday, June 24, 2007

It's been one hell of a day here today. I was awakened early this morning by thunder/lightning and more rain than I've EVER seen before. It lasted for about an hour and then was gone as fast as it came...there was no trace of a storm as it turned into a beautiful sunny day. Go figure. I was glad that the bad weather that had been forecast was at least out of the way for the concert tonight. Right? (WRONG!)

At 4:00 another doozie rolled through...a real houseshaker that lit up the sky (which sucked because I absolutely hate thunderstorms and become a big chicken). So much anxiety in one day. I was sitting at the window, rocking back and forth like a little baby (wondering if I should forfeit my poker game to save my computer. Takes a lot to get me off my game). We have surge protectors, but all the stuff that I read online said I should still shut down/unplug the computer and even the phone line/modem. I didn't...I crossed my fingers instead. What do you guys do? Do you unplug everything or just hold your breath like I did?

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Ty phoned from the concert awhile ago (for a Nascar update, because apparently I'm Nascar Central on Sundays). It was 5:30 and they were still in line - had been for an hour. A bit annoying because doors were supposed to open at 5:00. The storm also caught them out in Burnaby and they were already soaking wet. This has been a bad year for outdoor concerts here.

I have this to say to anyone thinking that global warming isn't affecting things - get your head out of your ass...something's definitely happening here. I know we have cycles of extreme weather, but things are so off kilter that it's got to be much bigger than anything "normal" or predicted. Mother Nature man, don't piss her off. Look what's happening in Manitoba...that's just scary.

Anyhow, I really have nothing exciting to talk about these days. I'm not feeling 100% and am a little pissed at the doctor who did my surgery. He told me of one procedure...but apparently I had two. And I never saw him before/after for any instructions. The pamphlet given to me at the hospital said I should book with him in 12 weeks...the internet says one. And I was not told anything re aftercare, so I assumed I was good to go. Here I was, out power walking and working out, yet I just read online that it's advisable to take it easy for a week afterward and not engage in any strenuous activity. Nice. Someone forgot to give me that memo. Luckily it was Ty nagging me to get some info, as I just wasn't feeling quite "right".

Well, off to clean the fridge. Woo and hoo Barb. Did you know that when honey garlic sauce spills in the back and noone points it out right away, you then have to use explosives to get it off? There is no other way...I've tried.

Well wish me luck...I promise that the next post will contain something of interest.

For now, here's mother nature at work.


Blogger junky said...

brilliant pictures, and never trust a doctor.

11:14 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

coming from the prairies...i so miss good thunder stomrs..we never seem to have them here

11:24 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

I don't trust doctors...they're always in a hurry.

kelly...are you crazy??? I hate those storms and would be happy if I never heard another crack of thunder again. But all the guys that I used to "cabin" with loved it too...they'd run out to the porch and watch as I cowered inside with the dogs.

12:24 AM  
Blogger tkkerouac said...

I love storms
anything that makes the heart beat quicker
I enjoy
awsome photographs

Doctors can be quacks at times!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Wow that 2nd from bottom photo= amazing!

Thunderstorms: it's my fault for posting about 'em..! We've been having rumblings all weekend but the full-on storm never breaks (that is so typical of round here. All that oppression and no relief from it ...)

I agree with what you're saying on the Global Warming it is so obviously afflicting us all ... what I'm not so sure is that this carbon emissions thing has anything to do with it let alone some kind of cure it's touted as ... seems to me a very sly way of sidetracking the general public's attention away from what's really important ... well that's my suspicion. ...

What do you mean "something of interest" I know the feeling but trust me the reading's more interesting for me than the writing probably was for you. BC you already know what you're going to write, I don't know what I'm going to read... see what I mean ??

6:50 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

I was talking to my brother in Manitoba last night and he was saying that in the last couple of years they have been having humidity like they have never seen before. I certainly don't remember tornados like that as a kid.

Re thunder storms - I unplug NOTHING. Do you know how long it would take to replug and reset everything? I'll take my chances with death.

Speaking of death, I hope you are feeling better and that you have not been blown apart cleaning that honey garlic sauce from hell.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

I'm with Barb, taking my chances with death and thunder storms. Those pictures are brill, btw.

Hope you're feeling better!

3:17 PM  
Blogger whitenoise said...

I second the "hope you're feeling better."

I love thunderstorms, too- when I'm on the ground. When I'm at work, I hate 'em with a passion.

3:45 PM  
Blogger mellowlee said...

Those are amazing, but scary ass photos! When that afternoon thunderstorm hit us, I was on the 99- b-line bus whizzing down Broadway on my way home from work. It was incredible! I never unplug stuff, like my puter, but I do turn it off.

That Dr is a DUMBASS! grrr. I want to kick his butt for you! I hope you are feeling ok?!

A little tip for you on hard to clean spills...TSP works wonders. they use that shit to clean garage floors. Super de-greaser, so use gloves!!!!!!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Deb said...'re braver than me though.

gled...well I'm glad you found this interesting. You DID set this off, didn't you? Can you please post about beautiful sunshine next?

Barb...scary to have family there. They're sure been battered recently...hope everyone's o.k.

And I didn't unplug things because resetting would be a pain. Luckily, no problems.

Al...the pics were some that I found on here from my friend who owned the computer before me. They're Alberta storm cells.

w/n...thanks, I am feeling better. I thought of you during that storm when I heard a plane up there.

Mel...I'll have to try some of that stuff. And I'm keeping you in mind as my butt kicker. :)

10:37 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

...just had another look at those pixx... wow again!

9:22 AM  

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