Last night we were all lying in bed. We’d actually managed to get in bed early, a shocker here lately in my house. Hubs is just starting to fall deep asleep–I know because of his snoring. My eyes are getting heavy and that’s when I hear it. Rain. HARD rain that turned harder by the second. Within a minute, there was the distinct sound hail pinging the roof. Another minute or two and it sounds like it’s raining baseballs.
Tornadoes were rolling all through Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, (and maybe Louisiana, I know Shreveport got hit with something.) last night. We get up. Hubs gets the tv on. I’m watching the kid on the monitor. He’s trying to sleep, but it’s not easy with the roof is taking it’s beating. He finally sits up and I go get him and put him in our bed.
Hubs and I are looking out the window. That’s when I realize it wasn’t baseballs hitting the roof, but marbles. Lots and lots of marbles. Our porches were covered in white with all the marble-sized hail. I’ve never seen so much of it at once.
We’re trying to watch the tv to find out where the tornadoes are. Last we saw there was two heading towards our area. By this time, Mena, AR has pretty much been wiped out and that’s all the new anchors were focusing on. Whatever this storm was moving past us wasn’t getting any air time.
But, we survived. If there was a tornado, or just a terrible storm, I’m guessing we just caught some outer stuff. Biggest hold-my-breath while we wait for it to pass storm so far.
What’s been your worst storm this year? (Winter ’08 include for our blizzard infected readers!)