Storms and an Attic

Fire ban is now officially off since we’ve been having enough rain in the area and temperatures have dropped.  I enjoy the rain more now that I don’t have to live in it all year like growing up and living in BC.  Now, it’s a refreshing break from almost 9 months of sunshine since our large family hit the road for our slow, long-term travels.

Tenting in it isn’t so nice, though.  We occasionally have to move to higher/dryer ground, like we did this past weekend.

Lots of thunder storms with lightening closer than is comfortable.

Bark blasted off the tree 2 properties away from us (@Smiths)

Bark blasted off the tree 2 properties away from us (@Smiths)

Big old tree, probably about 100 years old, fell at our immediate neighbours place

Big old tree, probably about 100 years old, fell at our immediate neighbours place.  Whole root ball (not seen) on the right.  Lori is viewing it for herself (left side of pic) and then took pictures of it herself.

Fortunately the tin roof recently went on the garage so we have a dry place to hide when the winds and rain come.  One side of our tent came lose (peg pulled out by the winds) and when the tent got pushed over by the gusts it let rain pour in onto our bed, unbeknownst to us as we were hiding in the garage watching the lightening! Drenched this time from the top, though the bottom eventually filled up with water, too, but we had already moved our mattresses out (mid-storm).  Our bed, clothes, library books, supplements, a whole pad of graph paper wrecked but at least Everette had already built the stairs he meticulously had drawn out!!

When the storm was gustily approaching we ran our camp chairs, reading material, computers/plugs up to the warmth just in case.  When the power went out (for less than a minute) we were happy to be at least dry and warm.  Glad to have the attic as a backup for now.

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