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06:48 pm: My Brief Day and Weather
I wasn't going to go out today, but I forgot to get cat food yesterday. I used to keep the pouches on the counter, but the cans are down with the soup cans and I just didn't look to see how many I had. As long as I had to go to the grocery, I mailed a couple of things. The main road two blocks north of us (our only paved way in and out from the development) is being scraped for new pavement, so there's only one lane at a time and you should have seen the people turning around to go at least 10 minutes longer rather than waiting a few minutes. They're storing the equipment on the circle leading into our development, which makes sense. There's plenty of room there and the road they're working on is a narrow two-lane road. In fact, it's so narrow that I emailed the city today to get them to ask some homeowners to cut their bushes back. They're out into the road about six inches, which means dodging into the other lane and some people are polite about it and some aren't.

Our heat spell earlier this week killed two men -- one out mowing and one inside without AC or a fan. During the storm there were two home fires as well as lots of trees down and some flooding. There was a teenager hit by lightning, but she was just shocked -- she was in a horse barn and the lightning came down the lightning rod, in her hand, out her other elbow into the hay which it started to burn. They got all the horses out, but the barn is gone. Then out in Iowa, a boy scout camp lost four teens to a tornado. Weather is definitely not on our side.

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Date:June 12th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)

It sounds like

you have it squared away with the hot weather, you rock!

We're having another (!) line of severe weather that probably won't show up until we're in bed.

The thing that's got me worried (in a generic way, our house is up on top of the bluffs) is that this feels very similar to what happened in 1993. I was working across the street from the old Kansas City downtown airport and got to watch them evacuate planes. (people could park on the Broadway bridge because the road was closed, water was over the north end on the Riverside end of it). And a dear friend nearly lost her house -- if her father hadn't put a foundation under it she would have, several slab-built houses ended up being abandoned because they had 18 inches of water standing in them for more than a month. (it's a semi-rural area, less so now because Ameristar built a casino there.)

Good luck, hoping for a cool down for your area without too much weather unpleasantness.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)

Re: It sounds like

Yikes! I hope things don't get that bad again! We're about as cool as we're going to get until September. We may have the odd day or so in the 70s, but we'll be in the 80s through June and July and the 90s in August. Usually.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Heavens, you're being hit hard by the weather at the moment. :(

I just discovered today that we have more tornadoes in the UK than you do. However, ours are only tiny, weak, short-lived little things that don't do much if any damage.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, this kind of weather is usually more common toward the end of summer. More tornados, huh? Good thing they're small, they'd take your country apart!
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