Monday, February 21, 2005

Fierce Weather

We�ll I have to shut down for the night. We are getting golf ball sized hail in some areas of Atlanta. We haven't seen any here yet but don't want to be near the window if it does hit.

I was at work when the storm came. I�ll tell you though, it�s scary being in a twenty-story building and watching lightning strike a light pole out in the parking structure.

When I left, the sun came out (because of me? well, maybe). We live in the west side of Atlanta. The east side is getting a beating. It�ll be interesting to find out who was affected.

We are a little concerned for Eric. He�s at work, his car is in the parking lot, and we can�t get a hold of him. We had heard that the hail was hitting his area. We�ll see if his car needs a visit to Macco when he returns home.

Several buildings here have lightning rods. It seems that every spring there�s a report of an oak tree that was split by lightning or some home damaged by the lightning or the tree that fell on it. We have powerful storms here.

I�m not sure if it�s a good thing that we live near a mountain, well more like a big hill. The small mountain is behind us, on the other side of the cul-de-sac. I hope it strikes there instead of our home.

We are battening down the hatches, shutting down our systems, and hunkering down for the night.

It is vain to look for a defense against lightning. - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)