Monday night we had a severe thunderstorm. I can't remember being in one like this since we moved to North Carolina in 1999. But God protected us during this storm. The neighbor’s Bradford Pear tree fell over, but it missed our house by about a foot. The storm matched the descriptions other people gave to the local newspaper, Shelby Star. Sounded just like a freight train going right over our trailer. The first storm that came through had such hard wind that we actually felt the trailer move. It reminded me of something out of the Wizard of Oz (we don't usually watch TV, but I did see the movie when I was a little kid). There was constant lightning on all sides of the trailer. Even though the power was already out, the lightning was so bright that I didn’t need a flashlight to see my way around the house. The weird thing was that the sky was bright too. In fact, in spite of the low clouds, it was so bright out that we could see everything. Our neighbor said her daughter noticed the same thing. I went to the bathroom which actually has wood walls not just the dry wall and stayed there until the wind died down a little.
When the second and third storm sirens sounded we left for WalMart. Turned left on Towery but did not go very far as there was a large tree uprooted and lying across the road. So we turned around and went back the other direction and took Jones road. Towery was blocked between here and Ambassador Baptist College as well but was open as far down as we needed to go. So off we went for a 1:00 a.m. “shopping trip” to WalMart. A little after 3:00 a.m. we came home. It was apparently while we were gone that the tree fell down behind the house. Well, we were a little tired yesterday. :-) But I slept really well last night. :-)
Today is very pretty. It was 29 degrees this morning, and there was a bit of a frost. There was some funny frost on Christy's car mirror that looked like polka dots. Well, here are some pictures. Hope you enjoy.
"Lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:11,12
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