Posted 06-03-2003 at 08:39:44
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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.