Saturday, August 1, 2015

Well – That Was Quite a Storm

AJ, AZ  High 106  Low 78

Finally, something to blog about besides Jim.

We experienced our first monsoon storm yesterday and I will say, one is enough. But I’m sure we’ll have more before we get out of here.

Yesterday afternoon, Jim took Scooter out and had only been back in the house about five minutes when I said – isn’t that our awning? The wind was howling. Weatherman said 50 mph. We ran outside to get the awning put up and the rain came DOWN! It took every muscle and ounce of strength that we had to get the awning up but we made it.

We were completely soaked – in fact my shoes are still wet this morning. It was incredible to see that much water coming out of the sky.

We also lost power for 3 hours but since the storm cooled the temps down it was survivable. If it had gone on much longer we would have turned the generator on. One of the many good things about having an RV. The news just reported that 20 poles were knocked down here in Apache Junction.

After the storm we gathered outside to make sure everyone was okay and to survey the damage. Our corner survived nicely but other parts of the park were not so lucky.

We took a couple of pictures of some of the damage.

This is what’s left of Ron and Ruth’s carport/patio awning.

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Al and Wilma’s awning. They are headed back from Wyoming to get started on the repair work.

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This tree is outside the park wall on Ironwood.

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We see the surgeon on Tuesday and have high hopes that Jim will get rid of his drain and we can start making some plans.

26 comments:

  1. Who says you can't have adventures, when you're not traveling?

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  2. I used to live in AZ full time years ago. Monsoons were the most impressive weather. Glad you got the awning in and sustained no damage.

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  3. I can't imagine it. I don't think I'd like to live there, mainly because of the heat, but that kind of storm can be so destructive.

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  4. I can imagine how difficult it must have been to get the awning in! By the way, overtime I come to your blog I still have to smile at the doggies eyes.

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  5. Wow, that must have been quite the storm. Glad you survived with no damage and were able to bring in your awning. Being in Florida so much, we are in the habit of bringing in awning in when we're not home and at night.

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  6. We loved MOST of the monsoons while we lived in Phoenix but with our rig it's a bit trickier but even though those monsoons can be a bit much at times they in no way compare to the stuff that happens east...

    Glad you are all okay and the damage was not extensive.

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  7. Wow that was some storm, glad you are safe and sound.
    Even though a little wet.

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  8. Oh my, you were very fortunate. I believe you when you say you had to use every bit of muscle and strength to get that awning closed. Glad that is over but those poor folks who have damage.

    Good luck Tuesday.

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  9. Mother Nature sure can blow when she gets upset! :cD

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  10. We had lots of rain, but no wind.

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  11. I'm now hearing Jimmy Cricket singing High Hopes. I'm glad you are able to keep your spirits up in the midst of all this.

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  12. WOW...that must have been very scary!

    Good luck, Jim. Prayers for a good report.

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  13. Glad to hear that the valley finally got some rain but we can do without the wind. From what we hear from our home in Chandler that there was some wind but not much rain in that area.

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  14. Looks like some serious winds, glad you're ok. Hope things go well Tuesday.

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  15. I know how difficult it is to put an awning away in high winds. We had to do that once and I'm glad it was only once. I was afraid we'd lose it. It was very difficult but eventually it was back against the RV and not flapping in the wind. Glad you got yours taken care of too. Glad you came out of it unscathed.

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  16. They think it might have been a microburst near you. Glad you were OK. Good luck on Tuesday!

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  17. Um, yeah. That is why I mentioned not leaving home with the awning out. I have seen some of the wind in previous years. We got some rain, but little wind here in Mesa.

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  18. Glad you survived the storm - it's a shame the rain we need is so often accompanied by other negatives.

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  19. We had a storm like that last Tues. a few hours after I came back into town. My neighbor lost her new screened in patio. I must have been so tired I never realized the wind was so bad. I now we had lots of hard rain for the rest of the day and into the next morning. Welcome to the AZ. Monsoons. Wished for a great report at the Dr.

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  21. Wow! maybe we should check in with our neighbors.

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  22. Wow! maybe we should check in with our neighbors.

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  23. Wow! maybe we should check in with our neighbors.

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  24. I almost don't want to say this, but...when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? Sending a prayer for Jim.

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