We got some pretty serious rain through here last night, but nothing like what my sister and her husband, Chris, got down in Austin.
On her picture blog, she sez this:
Quite a storm blew through Austin at 1 am on May 15, 2008. Everything facing west got the brunt of the wind and hail as it moved W to E across town. That includes the kitchen window, the wooden siding, the garage A/C unit, a roof vent, and the car. The garden and vegetation were shredded. Anyone for bruised peaches or tomatoes? Hail was 2-3 in., or racquetball size, with 55 mph wind gusts. But all are fine, and we are still waiting for Theo…
This was some serious hail. Here’s a few of those pics. Check out the size of the hail stones next to a quarter, and the pockmarks in the AC unit:
She doesn’t mention it here, but their car, newly back from the shop after a pretty serious accident, got pelted by the hail and will, most likely, be headed back to the shop again. Incredible. Here’s the whole photo album.
And as I write things, I am remembering that the six-year-old me took hail stones to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, to give to Dianne on the day she was born. Didn’t understand for years why they wouldn’t let me give them to her.
I mention this because “Theo”is the new nephew…due any time the next couple of weeks.
Everybody’s pretty dang excited.