Sunday, September 8, 2013

Storm!!! and Birthday

Billings, MT  High 81  Low 55

Last night we lived through the worst storm we have experienced in our five years on the road. Mother Nature and I really do need to have a talk because I am NOT happy with her.

We had about a 15 minute warning when the TV flashed the news that a severe storm was headed our way. Not much we could do except make sure everything was tied down or put away.

Wind – 70 mph. Rain – 1 3/4 inches in about 15 minutes. Hail – went on and on and on. I didn’t think it was ever going to stop. It wasn’t large hail and I don’t think we have much if any damage. Jim will need to get up on the roof today and check. But it was so noisy. I was sure it was destroying our rig and our truck. Me and the girls were scared.

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The lightening was happening so rapidly that it was as bright as day. We could see the lightening for at least an hour after the storm moved east of us. They put up a 3-D image of the storm on the weather and that was an incredible sight.

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Did not lose power which is a good thing. Our street flooded. There really and truly is a sidewalk under all that water.

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We survived and actually got some sleep last night.

Today is my hubby’s birthday. I think I’ll let him make me breakfast to celebrate.

Janna took this picture of us and I really like it.

Jim and Sandie

We’re going to have his favorite dinner – lemon pepper chicken wings with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. Lemon bars for dessert.

I love you Jim. You are my life and my world. Thank you for putting up with me for so many years.

34 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful birthday, Jim!

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  2. That's our storm. I wondered where it went. Don't worry, you can keep it, we'd had about enough!

    Great picture. I stole it.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM. X0X0X

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  3. I'd of been scared stiff of a twister.

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  4. Wow, what a storm~! Thankful that you are safe. John and Jim's birthdays are 3 days apart. John's is 9-11...not a good date.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JIM! Enjoy your day our friend!

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  5. Wow, glad you survived to enjoy Jim cooking you his favorite birthday meal. How'd you train him so well? ;c)

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  6. Happy Birthday, Jim. That looked to be quite a storm. All that noise would sure scare the hail out of me.

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  7. Happy Birthday Jim!

    That was some storm...that's my least favorite time to be living in an RV. Thank goodness those kinds of severe storms don't come around very often!

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  8. Happy Birthday Jim. Sorry you had such a rough night. Hope you didn't get any damage.

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  9. Glad you survived that horrible storm. Great photo of you two, Happy Birthday Jim.

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  10. Happy Birthday Jim!!!!That is a good picture. Glad you made it thru the storm..

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  11. Happy birthday Jim, great picture of the two of you.

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  12. Those kind of storms make me glad I don't have slides. I'd have to pull them in. But in our former Class A that would mean not being able to go to bed!

    Hope the birth day is MUCH better!

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  13. Happy Birthday Jim! I'll bet you've made it through a lot of storms over the years... That's a great photo... you both look so happy.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Jim ;) .. holy cats! what a storm... I'd be scared too!

    love love LOVE the picture of you two! and LOVE lemon ... y'all look so content and happy... sigh

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  15. Emma and I don't do well in hail either. It's so loud inside the rig that it sounds like everything is getting broken.

    Are you making the chicken, or is Jim cooking away all day on his birthday? ;)

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  16. I love the photo!

    I can't imagine a storm like that. Time to get out of Montana.

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  17. I love the photo!

    I can't imagine a storm like that. Time to get out of Montana.

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  18. Happy Birthday Jim - Next time invite Mother Nature to the party and then she won't have to crash it!! Glad you survived and didn't lose power. Great picture of the two of you.

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  19. Happy Birthday Jim. Like everyone else, I think that picture of the two of you in wonderful!
    See ya in January

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  20. What a horrible storm. Nothing nosier than hail hitting the roof.

    A very happy birthday to you dear friend, Jim. That is a lovely photo of the two of you.

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  21. Happy Birthday to Jim... Love that photo of you two so much!!!! Neat... Storms can be so scary... Glad you all and your property is all okay... Mother Nature can be wicked.... Yipes...

    Hope all of your medical and other tests went well...

    Love following you on the road.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. Sounds like a scary storm and I hope you incurred no damage. Happy BD Jim - remember when you used to enjoy having them :-).

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  23. Happy Birthday, Jim! That is a really great picture of the two of you. Just thinking about that storm gives me the shivers. Hope it didn't do any damage.

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  24. We've been in a few of those storms but nothing that bad in an RV. Tell Jim we said Happy Birthday!

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  25. Happy Birthday Jim. Love the picture of the two of you, that's a keeper. I'm glad to hear you're okay after that storm and hope you didn't have any damage.

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  26. I didn't realize Jim and I almost shared the same birthday! Happy Birthday Jim!

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  27. I hate storms like that and do get a little scared I will admit.

    Love the pic of you two !! Belated Happy Birthday to Jim !

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  28. Happy birthday to Jim! :)

    I hate severe storms. They scare the bejeebers out of me. We have been lucky in avoiding direct hits so far, but I know we're going to go through it sooner or later. :(

    Awesome pic of you guys!!

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  29. Happy Birthday Jim, enjoy those chicken wings!

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  30. Oh, Sandie, I know you are like me when it comes to storms. I got nervous just reading your accounting of the storm. Glad you made it through the storm. I would have been drinking the wine, that's for sure.

    Happy birthday Jim!!

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  31. OMG, that's worse than any storm I've been in, and I hope to keep it that way! I hope you didn't have any damage.

    Happy Birthday Jim! What a beautiful picture of you both. :)

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  32. Storms can be very loud and that sounded like a bad one.

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