Saturday, July 12, 2008

We're not in Kansas any more...are we?

Dancing in the rain!
Before we lost power, doesn't really show how hard it was coming down.
That was so much fun!!!

California has the craziest weather! I though CA was all about warm weather, oceans, beaches and palm trees....until you move to the desert! It has now rained 3 times in the year and a half that we have lived here. The third time being this week. Thursday night we were in the middle of a nice dinner with Jason's 1st SGT and supply SGT when out of nowhere masses of rain started falling. Now, most of you are thinking, what's so strange about that given the weather the midwest has been having. But we live in the desert, it never rains here and if it does, it is the lightest sprinkle (which we actually do count as rain) and it happens in the spring and fall -- not in July! Then, to top it all off we actually had thunder and lightning (haven't had that at all since I've been here). It was exciting! The kids were already in their pj ready for bed, but we had to let them go out and run around in the rain! The winds started blowing harder and suddenly we were without power. Without power around here is a big deal. No power = no air, no pool, no grocery store, no gas station... nothing! Now, normally I am a big fan of heat, that's one of the reasons why I love CA, but heat at 115 plus humidity (because of the rain) that's just unbearable! Jason's couldn't work because we had no phone, no internet, and no power, so we decided to pack up the family and go to town in search of buisnesses with air! But, with town being a 45 min. drive and our van on empty and everyone on post deciding that leaving was a good idea, we couldn't get gas (one gas station on post had en emergency generator, so it was open) everyone and their brother was trying to get gas. But, we are resourceful people and hopped in with our friends who were going to town! Turns out there was a TORNADO in Barstow (the nearest town). Eeks! I didn't think CA had tornadoes - it's all a part of the wierd weather this year. Earlier in the year there was an earthquake that went through Indiana (where we still own our house), then all of the flooding in Indiana (again right by our house) then tornadoes in CA? Seem wierd to anyone else?


angie said...

Crazy weather can make for fun adventures sometimes!

I can't even comprehend 115 degrees.

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