Clean-up Time

Did we ever have a hail storm last night!! The back yard and screened-in porch are a mess! And the rain and mud came in under the back door and soaked the carpet. (I had the ceiling fan running all night to try to dry it out. And I’ll leave it running as long as necessary.)

Thankfully, it’s indoor/outdoor carpet so it’ll dry in a day or two; but meanwhile it looks like hell. And stinks, too.

Some of you may have seen my Facebook post last night…

To make a long story short, the storm started just as we were leaving the restaurant parking lot to come home. It made a normally 10-minute drive into a nearly 25-minute trip. And it was LOUD. It even cracked the outer glass of my windshield – and that of hubby’s truck – so I had to call our insurance guy.

By the time we got home, the girls were frantic. Shadow stuck to us like glue until hubby sat down in his chair; and Ducky was barking and  crying in her crate. When I let her out, she was visibly shaking. I got her calmed down while she growled and snarled at Shadow for a moment or two. But she settled down in her nest bed. And then I gave her a “chill pill”.  

Our neighbor sent me a text around 10 o’clock to warn me that the hazard lights were flashing on the car; but the phone was charging and muted in the back bedroom, and I didn’t see the text until after midnight. The battery is dead as a door nail right now. 

If things – good and bad – come in threes, we are done with the bad for now. The sun keeps going behind the clouds and back out again. It’s quite a bit cooler than it was yesterday, but at least things are drying out a little bit. 

Here’s one of my two piles of tree branches: 

The other pile is about the same size. Most of the hail has melted away, but there are still some patches of it here and there. Last night the yard looked like we’d had a blizzard.

11 thoughts on “Clean-up Time

    • My Golden Life says:

      No need to feel guilty. You’re absolutely right! We had another storm Thursday night. No hail, thank goodness; but it made poor Shadow very uncomfortable. And she never used to be bothered by storms, even when Callie was reacting to them. Next time- with the vet’s okay – I will give her half of one of Ducky’s Alprazolam tablets to take the edge off.

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    • My Golden Life says:

      I hope we have, too, Pamela!! We had a bad hail storm last March, too (on the 8th). And just regular thunderstorms in between. Go figure. The girls both seem to be over the anxiety from it now, thank goodness.


  1. Jan K says:

    Gosh, what a scary storm, Sue! I’m so glad you got home safely and were able to get the girls settled down. Sorry for all your damage though…what a pain. Here’s hoping you are done with the bad!

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    • My Golden Life says:

      It was horrible, Jan. Worse than the hailstorm we had last year when I was bringing Ducky home from daycare. And the fact that we weren’t home with the girls really bothers me. Shadow has been “off” today, as has Ducky, and I think it’s mostly residual stress from last night. I’ve been trying to reassure both of them all day that they are safe.


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