Trying to keep the newly planted landscaping hydrated has felt like a losing battle in this brutal heat and baking sun so I had been hoping for rain. What we got were thunderstorms of epic proportions. On Tuesday night the wind lifted up the patio table and tossed it over shattering the glass everywhere. The beautiful yard was a debris field of branches and leaves. I have never seen it rain so hard. It was terrifying while it lasted.
Of course the power went out. I had to call Son to locate a lantern so I could inspect for inside damage. It rained so hard the foyer was a puddle as the heavy sheets of water pushed into every crack around the door. I thought it was going to push the house over.
No lights meant no AC but thankfully there was a cool breeze. The porch was soaked so I opened a window in the family room and knit a bit while listening to sirens until the power came back on which thankfully was before it became pitch black.
Last night we had another round of storms and this tree obviously couldn't handle it and put one big branch in the front yard and put another one upside the house blocking the side yard. I was upstairs when it came down and the commotion nearly scared me to death. Luckily the house and newly planted shrubs are just fine. It's just yet another big mess to clean up for the poor vacationers who are due home today. I tried to leave the house the way I found it-but Mother Nature wasn't seeing it my way.