I finished my exercise workout around 4pm and headed home. Called Jeff to see what the weather was going to do..it was still sunny and only a few clouds, but it was pretty sticky outside. I wanted to stop at the grocery store before heading home. He said it was all north of us and no worries. Well, was he ever wrong. My friend, Ginger, called me to see if I was watching the weather. Told her I was driving home from exercise and she told me there was a storm coming from the southwest and I needed to get home. Called Jeff back and he turned on the TV and saw what the weather was doing. By the time I got within a mile of home, the wind picked up and it started raining big drops. Made it home just before the hail started. It was marble-size..not too big.
It started raining harder..the sirens start going off..the weatherman says tornado at Yukon(about 10 miles west of us). So we go outside to see...to make the story short..it never came our way...just rained and hailed. But it was still scary because you couldn't really see anything for the rain. It finally moved on east.
Ashlee lives in Moore, OK (where the May 3, 1999 tornadoes hit). I called to check on her and she said it had finally quit raining and hailing. Well, the hail at her house was the size of softballs she said. Jeff and I waited about 30 minutes and then headed to her house to check for damage. As we drove down the street to her house, you could see roofs with holes, cars with windows out, huge dents all over the cars. There were holes in Ashlee's front yard and I couldn't figure out what she had been digging for. Well, it was where the hail hit and when I went to look at one, there was still hail in the hole. Most of the holes were about 4 1/2 inches in diameter. I took some pictures of what was left of the hail. The storm had been over for about 1 1/2 hours, yet the hail was still pretty big. Looked like snowballs.
Damage to the car next door to Ashlee. Lots more damage to it than I had taken pictures of.
So we feel very lucky! There are lots of people here that lost their homes and loved ones. Please say a prayer that they will get thru all this destruction.
On to a brighter subject...today I received another birthday present from a friend in my AAPG ebay group. Debbie made me the sweetest prim crow stitchery. The quilt pattern is going to be at the top of my list of things to do this year.
I have homework for my next applique class on Saturday, so guess I better get busy on Block #2.
Blessings to everyone and have a great rest of the week....patijane