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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Severe Thunder Storms and Interesting Movies.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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I was about to get an early start on my day this morning when I Blinked. The next time that I looked at the Clock it was after 8:00. I managed to get things ready for a lite-breakfast, open the Window Shades and look at the Golfers at the end of the street before Kathy came downstairs.

The first thing I looked at on the Computer was The Weather Network to see what was in store for our area today. It was hard to believe that they were forecasting 90% Chance of Severe Thunderstorms especially since I was looking at a Cloudless Sky through the Windows. It was already feeling like 90 F (32 C) so cutting the grass sounded like a great plan. After glancing at a few more things that we follow On-Line it didn’t take long for me to get my inside chores completed before heading outside before 10:00.

Maynard was outside doing some cleaning on their patio so after a couple of pleasantries we both went about doing what needed to be done. It only took about Fifteen Minutes to cut, trim and blow the grass off the patio. Looking at the Sky there still were no clouds.

Inside Kathy was on the phone with our friend Vera who was apologizing for not visiting with us on Monday because she was meeting other members of her church there. Kathy explained it was alright because we were visiting with Ashley but we’ll see her again before we head back south.

Kathy made Chicken Salad Wraps and had Corn on the Cob cooking in the Microwave. It all tasted great and was more than satisfying. We worked together doing the dishes before sitting back at the Computers. 
These Clouds filled the clear Sky in minutes.
Dark Fast-Moving Clouds were suddenly starting to fill the Sky and the sounds of distant Thunder could be heard. When we checked The Weather Network it was flashing a Red Warning for our area. It warned against High Winds, Hail and the possibility of a Tornado. Before we had finished reading that report the Heavy Rain started. Seconds later the Wind started to jolt the Trailer. The sound of the Driving Rain made it difficult to hear one-another. Watching out the window we watched as one of our Neighbour’s Awning collapsed under the weight of the Rain. 
Our Tandem Bicycle and Potted Trees were blown over.
Then it stopped. It had stormed for all of Ten Minutes and stopped. I went outside to pick things up that had been blown around by the Wind. Our Tandem Bicycle, Potted Trees, our Firepit, Folding Chairs and our Signs. Neighbours were checking to be certain others were okay. The Neighbour’s Awning that had let go was safe as one of the arms had closed by itself saving it from damage. 
Our Firepit moved from its base. See the water in the street.
Then someone said that was only the First Storm Cell that had hit us and there was another one crossing the Detroit River as we spoke. He was watching the Radar Tracking on his Cell Phone. Within Two Minutes the Second Cell was on us but it lacked the intensity of the First. Checking our Rain Gauge, we had an Inch of Rain between the Two Storms. They traveled east through Ontario and the Weather Guessers said it would increase in strength. There were sightings of Funnel Clouds in our area but thankfully they never touched down. 
Our Signs blown off their post.
We watched a couple of Dwayne Johnson movies this evening. The first was The Tooth Fairy which was a good Family Comedy and then Snitch which was based on an actual case. 
The Second Storm Cell heading our way.
We finally had Macaroni and Cheese for supper just before 9:00. The Weather Network is forecasting more storms for our area and we’ve got things to do. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.

Knowing is not enough;

we must apply.

Being willing is not enough;

we must do.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian Artist


  1. Glad you didn’thave Any worse damage. Going through storms in an RV can be scary, can’t it?

  2. Wow ... that was some storm!! I like your activities though ... Dwayne Johnson is one of my favorites, along with mac n cheese!!!