August 21st, 2017
there is Always someone worse off than you.
We had quite the storm on our anniversary night. I thought we were going to miss it but we caught the edge of a big storm. We got some pea to quarter size hail for about 5 minutes (seemed longer) and it quit. Thought we were off the hook. A few minutes later it started again and this time it meant business. Ping pong balls of hail were bouncing all over for another 5-10 minutes (seemed way longer) as we helplessly watched. We had at least five cars on the yard riding out the weather.
After all was said and done we got .65" of rain and the worst damage in the patch in my 18 years. I can only remember one time where I had a tiny bit of damage.
Now all hope is not lost my dear readers! Surprisingly, there are quite a few unscathed so I will still be able to pick some of my treasures. It is just interesting to walk through the patch and see the havoc some ice cubes can cause. It was definitely worse on the east end than the west end. Time will tell how fruits recover. Lots of bruises.
This is the imprint of a hail stone left in the mud. They are all over.
Last observation. In 2000 I broke my tibia and fibula gracefully falling down the stairs. Ended up with two plates and 13 screws in there. I never had much empathy for a person on crutches until I was on crutches. It's pretty easy to feel sorry for yourself and I kinda did. There are things I can't do anymore and that stinks. But in the course of my rehab I came across another gal that was way worse off than me and I realized I will be fine. She most definitely was not going to be. So with that in mind, I am once again reminded of Who really is in charge, it ain't me and everything will be okay.
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My name is Amy Solsma. I'm just a chick out standing in her field. I have lots of time to ponder while I hoe out weeds.