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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Very Odd Day

Today did NOT go as planned! First, we didn't go to church as I wasn't feeling well. Then, the storms that had been promised finally showed up with a bang. We had wind, thunder, lightning, you name it. While watching the weather updates on TV, I started getting a little nervous. And when they said that there was “rotation activity” less than 10 miles away, I told Randy I thought we needed to go over to the clubhouse. I figured a brick building had to be safer than a RV, right?

We suited up with boots and raincoats and headed over. Why we bothered with the raincoats, I'm not sure 'cause we were soaking wet by the time we got there! Surprisingly, there weren't many people there; maybe 15 to 20, if that. Anyway, we were only there for about 20 minutes to a half an hour and then the tornado warning was passed us. And suddenly, the sun was shining!! Talk about a weird weather day. We did get another storm a little later, but it was nothing comparatively. Glad it's over!

We did end the day on a fun note. Besides the weekly Ice Cream Social, we attended the Second Annual Flatulence Fest at the clubhouse! This fundraising event for our local firehouse is a bean cook-off. Chefs prepare any type of bean recipe and for $3/person, folks can sample all of the prepared dishes. Of course, there were many bean soups, but there was also some black bean brownies which were surprisingly good, as well as cornbread and tortilla chips to go with the different dishes. Watch out - there'll be no gas shortage in lower Alabama tomorrow!! :)

This has been such an odd winter here in lower Alabama. But, the rest of country's weather has been crazy, too. And we're due to get more rain later this week. Gosh, I'm so tired of it. I know there are drought conditions all through the south and I'm being selfish, but there you have it.

Hope your weekend was a good one. I did have an exciting morning yesterday. Most of you know how much I love reading books by Nora Roberts. Well, there are many, many that I haven't read. So, I made a list of those I needed; yes, I know that's very anal, but have you met me??? :) Anyway, there's a flea market a couple of miles away from the park and there are a couple of vendors who sell books for a buck a piece! I found 25 books!!!! I am so very excited. And the only reason I didn't buy more is because I ran out of cash. You can bet I'll be going back for more!

Enjoy your week. Until the next time . . .

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:55 PM

    that storm sounds scary! glad it passed and you all were safe!