Another huge storm blew through last night just after I hit the sack. There's nothing like lightning blinding you through every window in the house. I've been here five years and have never experienced anything like it.
Here's the clouds coming through the day before when the wind was hurricane-like. No one ever said it rains in the desert like this craziness. Buckets and buckets of water fell to the ground.
Yesterday I decided to calm my nerves a bit, having found the wine that Deb Duchaine gave me last time I was here. It's a sweet peach moscato that divinely settled me down with only one glass. I'll probably drink the entire bottle today after another storm hit last night. Thank you Deb! It's delicious!
There was little sleep to be found after yet another storm hit last night, waking me up about 10:00. Again, flashes from lightning coming through the windows lit up the house like daylight. No big thunderous crashes, just constant flashes from the sky.
And then the rains came!! Just WOW!!! For over an hour it poured down, with visions of my RV cover washing down the hill in my head. There was definitely NO sleeping. Worry took hold, so Cooper and I moved to the living room where I read for the next few hours.
The power went off three times before it finally let up about 1:00 am when I went back to sleep for all of three hours. Yup ... it's going to be a great, if yawny day.
This morning I'll go survey the damage, although it's only going to get worse. There are similar storms predicted for the next five days in a row. I think a trip to the quilt store is required to calm my nerves!!