|Photo by Its a country thang|
Well, did my thing, and was driving home yesterday. It was wonderful, the sun was out, I even had the window down on the truck, so I could get some fresh air.
Plip. A drop on the window. Plip. Plipyplip. Plip.
Dang it... Ok, roll up the window, as it's turning to rain again. Soon, it became rather heavy rain. Hmmph. So, I kept going. Soon, it was crunchy rain, then turned to hail.
That makes it sort of hard to see, so I slowed down a lot. I felt great sympathy for the poor guy going the other way on his motorcycle, I am sure it was not a whole lot of fun to have what amounts to ice gravel in the face...
So, finally, heading down the hill for home. And I was listening to AM radio. When I hear "crunch". This is the sound of lighting near the area.
Oh, joy. No biggie, I am almost home... 'crunch' yada yada "crUNCH" yada
The lighting hit in the field right across from the house, and right next to my truck! It sounded like a gunshot... It terrified the cattle, and one young calf ran headlong, and tried to jump over the fence. I started a 'ditch dive' to avoid a head on with the calf, but he didn't make it over the fence, sort of half bounced off, and turned to run along the fence.
I floored it, threw gravel all the way up the drive, and ran into the house. Husband was holding the door open so I could run in. We decided the groceries could just wait...
I was shaking for a little bit over that one, let me tell you! On the bright side, I don't think anyone was hurt, cow or me, and Mom and Dad got to have their first weather spotter call!
Oh, and Happy Friday the 13th!