Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sudden Storm

Busy around the house today--tidying up, doing some laundry, filing or tossing the accumulation of papers on my desk, taking care of some bills, making those insurance calls--I took a break and sat outside to read for about a half hour after my lunch, then came back in to continue with the chores I'd set myself for the day.

The sun was bright and warm.  I kept my head in the shade but I stretched my legs out in the sun and relaxed.  I thought I would go back out a bit later and I left my book on the lounge chair near the garden.

How quickly things can turn!  The sky turned black.  The trees were swaying, trying to reach their leafy tippy tops to their roots.  I ran out to grab my book just as the first drops fell.  In a few seconds there was a deluge, lightening flashing and thunder rumbling.

My chores are done.  It has turned out to be a good day for curling up by the lamp and reading.

Do you think I can count saving that library book from a soaking as part of my library hours for this week?

14 comments:

  1. Hi Olga, Hope that book you're reading is a good one. It's been raining for several days here in the mountains - we have 22 month old Sam and I "might" be getting a bit of cabin fever. He's napping now - as rain still falls.

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    1. I recently met a woman who is raising her three grandchildren. I am counting my blessings since then!

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  2. So glad it wasn't a Kindle out there. That would be my luck. That should fall under library service though if you hadn't made it in time, pretty sure you would have just bought the book.

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  3. The book left to get back too sounds familiar. The rain does not, although thunder showers are a possibility tomorrow.

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  4. I once left a book out in a Florida rain...so mad, sad and bad me.

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  5. I second Arkansas Patti's comment on the Kindle. They ain't worth a damn to read in the tub either, although I have read of people putting them in zip locks. Not a problem for me, because I take showers, and can't see the screen without my glasses.

    I love thunder storms but to be honest, I do not trust them any longer. A couple years ago, we had a storm that sort of plopped it self over one of Pittsburgh's many ravines with a busy highway at the bottom. There was a flash flood, and 4 people were drowned. The water rose to 9 feet in just a few minutes. I live 7 miles from that site as the crow flies and we had a slight sprinkle. That frightens me. In summer, I check the internet radar before leaving the house.

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  6. Those summer storms frighten me, and always have. We had a nasty one a few nights ago, and the lightning and thunder were non-stop. I was awake the whole time.
    Good for you, saving that book. What kind of library work do you do?

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  7. Ah, well, you're still alive. That's all that matters. Lol.

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  8. I'm glad you could save the book and I sure wish you could send some of that rain our way! I love thunder storms and we almost never get those but just a little rain would be nice, too. Hope it is a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Curling up inside with a good book during a thunder storm is a treat not a threat. Just so you have a flashlight nearby in case the electricity goes out.

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  10. We are having some raindrops here. Just a few. Crossing my fingers for more.

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  11. You bet your sweet bippie! It's a good day when you can sit and read! I finished a book today!

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  12. Your weather and your scenery sound wonderful to me and there is nothing better to do with one's time than read a good book.

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  13. Good for you that you remembered. I read with my Kindle Paper White which would have been a total loss if I left it in the rain.

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