Tuesday, April 26, 2011

JUST A LITTLE UNDER THE WEATHER


No, I haven 't been sick, in fact I am just posting to assure some that I am fine.  I meant that I have literally been under the weather.  We have had just one storm after the other for several days with 8 inches of rain.

The really bad storm damage was done south of me and I hear that there were 7 more deaths for Arkansas last night. The Red Cross will get another visit from me today.  It is just so sad with the loss of life and damage to homes. While I feel so lucky to have been spared, my heart goes out to those whose lives were shattered.

Yesterday morning, our phones were down and my ISP service has really been iffy. It only works when the sun shines anyway.  A good sneeze will take out my network access.  Even when I had service, I didn't dare plug in my computer with all the lightening.

I got a few shots yesterday but had to stay in most of the day as the lightening was so bad.  Poor old Mighty was in the middle of doing his business in the carport when what sounded like a bomb went off right above the house.  Bionic legs and all, the little dude proved that old dogs can jump.

This was the water fall coming off the carport roof early in the day.

Don't think I'll have to water the plants for a while.  Mixed emotions surround the facts that while we need rain in Arkansas after the drought last year, we just don't need the damaging winds that have come with the blessed water.

Mother Nature has been quite manic all over the globe this year.  We have another round of severe weather coming today and part of Wednesday.  Right now, we are concerned about flooding. I am lucky to be on a hill but the last flood we had a few years ago did cost some lives including my neighbor's brother.

I do hope my Arkansas blogger buddies south of me are all OK as well as those in the path of the storms as they travel north and east.

Ya'll keep your heads down for I don't think Mother Nature is through with any of us yet.

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  1. I'm glad your safe, stay grounded!! Yeah what's up with Mother nature. Seems like she has PMS. Seriously, I feel for those directly affected by these series of back to back storms.

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  2. Yikes! I read about the damage that occurred in Arkansas yesterday and am indeed glad to hear you are okay. You are a caring soul, Patti, and I am so glad you are able to get out to help.

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  3. Yes, Mother Nature has been on a tangent, skipping around every part of our world. Glad you are safe and prayers have been steady for the less fortunate throughout these storms.
    BlessYourGenerousHeart

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  4. Yes, Mother Nature has been on a tangent, skipping around every part of our world. Glad you are safe and prayers have been steady for the less fortunate throughout these storms.
    BlessYourGenerousHeart

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  5. Your weather is heading my way...we have flash flood warnings and high wind warnings....i'm 3400ft up soooooo if i flood, we better start garthing the animals and building an Ark.....lol

    Enjoy

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  6. Everytime they talk about your neck of the woods on the news and weather I have thought a thought for you. Stay well my dear. The Olde Bagg

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  7. Thanks for the update. I've been wondering about you. Stay safe!

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  8. Shucks..I hope the storm subsides and peaceful weather is restored!
    So nice of you to venture out and help. Prayers your way and take care.

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  9. That is both scary and heartbreaking. I hope there will be no more deaths due to these storms. Here in the California mountains we are under wind advisories every day now, but that's nothing like what you guys are going through. Take care.--Inger

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  10. Oh dear! That's a water curtain! You have so much rain and here we have a drought and in the north-east of the Netherlands a large piese of heath-land was burning. I do hope that you will be safe from flooding.

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  11. Muffy,
    Thanks so much. You are right, either PMS or menopause. She sure is cranky these days.

    Djan,
    Thanks, and yes, there was a lot of damage to our state. This is the second time within 2 weeks. I am afraid my help was mostly from the wallet. Wish I could do more.

    Dar,
    There aren't many places on the globe that have been spared this year. Prayers and a few dollars are all I have to give I fear.

    Blue Ridge Boomer,
    Keep you head down for we are cooking up another round tonight and tomorrow that will probably head your way. Maybe we will wear them out for you.

    Linda in NM
    Thanks so much for thinking of me. Blogging really shrinks the world doesn't it.

    Barry,
    Thanks for checking on me. Hope none of this mess makes it your way.

    lostworld,
    Thank you so much for your concern. I believe if we survive tonight, things will really get better.

    Canyon Girl,
    No where is with out some weather grief. Hope your winds remain managable. Thanks for your caring.

    Reader Wil,
    It was like a waterfall. I was tempted to stand under it. I do wish we could send you some of this water. This has been a feast or famine year for the globe.

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  12. Sure glad you are safe and I hope you get no more bad weather or heavy rain.

    We are all fine here at my place but we have more weather coming our way this afternoon and tonight...not looking forward to more bad stuff.

    Thank you, for posting to let us know you are okay. Hugs

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  13. We have not had news of your bad weathe, over here ...unless it got by me ...but I am so glad you are safe ....and on a hill xx

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  14. You better find a hidey hole today Pattie!! Be safe!
    I'll have another night with all the kids and grands over here. Torcon 9 does NOT sound good.

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  15. CNN keeps us updated and what the report is very sad. Thanks for letting us know all is well for now and so sorry to learn how close to home it came for your brother. Hope your hanging garden will be ok. Yes the Red Cross is a good plan for lending a hand. Thanks for that nudge too :)

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  16. So, so sorry to hear about your weather. Glad you are safe and sound; maybe not in a sound setting, but sound nevertheless.

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  17. I too was concerned that you might be in harms way. Thanks for the status report...Be safe.

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  18. Patti, I am happy to hear you are OK. The Midwest does seem to get more than its share of such storms. Mercifully, we are spared here in the DC area. Some attribute this to the hot air coming off Capital Hill, others to the built up urban area that creates a hot spot. I suppose there are some advantages to living near the nation's law makers. Dianne

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  19. Oh my goodness! Patti, I am so glad you posted becuase I was reading the internet and watched the nat'l news and thought of you!
    It is such a tragedy and then I read where it is going to be an active storm season...great! with all the damage we've all sustained this year thus far.
    I do hope you continue to be protected...
    prayers for your safety as well as all around us!

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  20. Ouch! Glad to read your safe though. :)

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  21. Isn't this getting old? We let out school early yesterday because the roads were flooding all around us. Our buses have run limited routes the past two days. My back yard is flooded. And, right now I hear thunder and tornado warnings are just south of me. YUCK!

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  22. Frightening and dangerous...be careful! It's coming my way, but will have lost some of the force when it gets to my area. Glad you are safe and sound!

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  23. Remember that little ditty we used to say when we were little? "Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day." How simple... but we were and how true the saying. Well, our moisture has turned into the white stuff. Every morning for the past week we awake to snow. But it melts during the day and ditto for the next day. It's just that Montana is so cold during the night. No one ever really needs AC here and even in the summer, it's cool, cool, cool at night.
    Take care and take care of Mighty from those boomer's.

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  24. Hi Patti, I am so glad that you are safe! My long lost relatives live in WA county, right near Fayetteville, but they are also okay. I have heard that the flooding is widespread. Hang in there, you are on my mind and in my heart. I haven't heard from Pat for awhile; I hope she is fine too.

    God bless,

    Kathy M.

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  25. I'm glad you and Mighty are safe. I hope things get better soon and the sun comes out.

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  26. I've been hearing about what's going on in Arkansas. I'm very glad you're safe.

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  27. We keep seeing all the terrible weather news about your neck of the woods on the evening news. I keep thinking about all of you. Please stay safe and make sure you have a place to run too.

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  28. It's Wed. and another bad night; are you okay? Please let me know...thinking of you today!

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  29. Boy there really have been some terrible storms everywhere this year, I hope the weather smoothes out for so many who are getting hit hard, we finally got some rainfall too. I remember those storms in Arkansas, the downpours, thunder and lightening and then straight line winds, no predicting mother nature. My cats were frightened from all the thunder from the last storm here, hope Mighty is doing ok.

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  30. Glad your safe, and so is Mighty Dog. We've had so much rain, but thank goodness, we've been spared the tornadoes. Usually we have loads of them in this area. Right now it's thundering and the sky is black over on one side of the house, so that storm is coming. I don't even know how much rain we've had recently, lots, I know.

    Our daughter Becky that had her kidney surgery Monday, done by what they call robotics, is doing great. Very sore, and bruised. They did a quick test of the tumor and found no cancer in the tumor or the lymph nodes they removed. But they will be testing it further, by slicing it into thin slices and checking each slice. Even if they find a cell, nothing more they need to do, they got clean margins all around the tumor and this doctor was able to save 2/3 of her kidney. Another doctor said he didn't do the robotic type, so he would have had to remove the whole kidney. She got home the next day. But this morning she said the larger of about five incisions is really sore and bruised this morning. Just remember when that rains coming down, it could be snow. Can you imagine what that would have been like?

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  31. I'm glad to hear you are okay. What is up with the weather lately? Every where we are hearing of strange and catastrophic weather events.

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  32. It's been pretty tough in Hot Springs but we're doing better today. The power is back on and the cell phones are working again so we will pick up and go on with normal activities. Many have lost their homes here but all are safe. I'm glad you "weathered" the storm! blessings, marlene

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  33. It has been a bit blustery (HA!) down here, but no damage to my immediate vicinity other than a few limbs down, and lots of rain. One of our church members lives in Vilonia, AR, and while he and his family are safe (the most important thing) they lost their home.

    I'm happy you are OK.

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  34. Gosh honey I have really been keeping you and my other Arkansas friends in my prayers. We are in a drought now so it seems strange seeing this picture with all the rain. Scary how bad the weather has been this year.
    We are so dry here everything is dying and the pond out here is barely hanging on. Another week or two without rain it will be just a big hole with dead fish. I have never seen it like this.
    I pray you guys get some relief soon.
    Thinking of you
    Love
    Maggie

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  35. Between your weather and ours - the world she is a changing! We have tornado warnings for our area until 8pm tonight.

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  36. We are still having snow here and we already have the largest snow pack in 30 years!

    I am really afraid of what's going to happen down valley when all of this starts to melt...

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  37. Glad to hear that you made it through the storms, Patti. It has been quite a wild weather year everywhere. I remember when we had eight inches of rain in two days, when we had company visiting from out of town. Not much fun. I hope your skies clear and things calm down soon.

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  38. Hi Patti, how are you? I saw on the news that there were tornadoes in Arkansas. I hope that you were out of danger. It is devastating and so sad for all those people who lost their houses and even were killed. I hope you are okay.

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  39. So glad to hear you're safe, Patti!

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  40. I want to thank all you sweet souls for your concern. It has been a long bumpy ride here in Arkansas and so sad that lives were lost and homes destroyed.

    I had NO damage but was out of power and phone for a day. So minor compared to what others suffered. I am truly fortunate.

    I know it has also hit other states with equal if not greater damage. I do hope none of you were or are in the path of this massive storm.

    Please take care, you are valued.

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  41. Patti, I can't find a comment link on the post above. Thanks for checking on me. We are still under a tornado watch until noon today, and I think that will be extended. I feel so sorry for the poor people in Alabama who got devastated last night. Mother Earth is rebelling.

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  42. kenju
    So sorry. I suspended comments accidently.
    Thanks for checking and I will keep my eye on you. This series of storms has been just awful.
    Do take care and stay safe.

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