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False Alarm
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Cindi    Posted 06-03-2003 at 08:39:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Woohoo! It just came through! I've been sitting here listening to the rumbles getting closer and when the sky lit up like the fourth of July I knew I had to shut this thing down and watch the sky. I was enjoying the light show and the feeling of the thunder shaking the house. Everything was fine. Until.

I hear tick..tick..tick tick..Oh hel*! It's hail! Now everything is changed. Now it can be dangerous! Here we sit in this tin can we call a 'house', the kids and I. Hail always comes before a tornado, right? It's hailing like crazy.

"Git yer shoes on and put some pants on in case we have to run!" I go through the house, dragging teenagers off of the couch and out of the bed. "Git yer shoes on!"

"Why..what...what is it?'

"Just do what I say!" Lord! Do they always have to argue?

Then I get my husband on the two-way.

"The rain got here!"


"Yeah!" Then I drop my bomb. "And it's HAIL-ING!"



Why isn't he getting excited? I reminded him about hail coming before a tornado. He said.


Why does it tick me off when he does that?

"Well, that depends" says he, "is the wind blowing?"

I look out the window and there isn't a breath of a breeze, but by now I really wanted there to be. He goes on.

"You usually don't have to worry unless it's windy as well as hail-y."

The kids are listening to this exchange.

"I made the kids put on their shoes." I said lamely, like having them put on their shoes was a grave injustice.

"Well there's no harm in that. They need to get their dead behinds off the couch on occasion anyway."

"I knew it!" This from the son. "Yer such a retard." Kiss on my cheek to soften the blow of that opinion.

"Okay ya'll! Take yer pants and yer shoes back off. The coast is clear Ha ha.....ha ha." Weakly.

Nobody laughed. I thought it was funny.

DeadCarp - i liked that :    Posted 06-03-2003 at 13:58:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Re:("Heh..heh..heh..." Why does it tick me off when he does that?)

One question: Where'd you get the notion that it'd be better to cuss out loud right in your gal's face? Little sayings like "Heh..heh..heh..." have saved countless marriages and assured us men of another home-cooked meal for generations! Isn't it even listed in the Men Commandments or somewhere? :)

Cindi    Posted 06-03-2003 at 14:25:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's that know that laugh, that heh (I) heh (know) heh (morethanyou).

Liken it to that giggle you hear from a flock of females when you say something like...."how long does it actually take to buy sheets? Why don't you just buy the first ones you come to that fit?"

Yes I'm sure it's in the commandments.

Ludwig    Posted 06-03-2003 at 12:59:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm some glad we don't get that foolishness here. Much as I'm interested in the rest of the country you can keep yer twisters...

Mac/MS    Posted 06-03-2003 at 11:36:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know what you meant. Couple weeks ago at work storm blew up, wind howling and hail covering the ground and I'm caught in the shed. I got in the dump truck and shut the doors because the hail on the roof was so loud. By the way good to hear from you again.

Cindi    Posted 06-03-2003 at 11:44:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks! You too! Last year a storm came through and lifted the roof off the shed just as clean as a whistle. I pulled up in the yard and looked and could not for the life of me figure out why I could see the compressor and the pressure washer and all that stuff that sits way in the back. Then I saw the roof laying a few yards away. Ohhh. The sun does not usually penetrate there. Lol! A lot of stuff got wet that shouldn't have. Feed. Etc. It's that scary/exciting time of year again.

Red Dave    Posted 06-03-2003 at 11:57:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tell them it was a drill and they flunked the readiness test, and if it was the real thing they'd be dead.
Hi Cindi, long time, no hear from.

Cindi    Posted 06-03-2003 at 13:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to change my tactics. 'Everybody get your shoes on now I'm leaving to go get ice cream anybody not in the car don't go!' Hi Red Dave.

Cathy in Oregon    Posted 06-03-2003 at 19:06:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Cindi
That should do it

Cindi    Posted 06-03-2003 at 19:48:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Cathy :)

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