Thursday, September 23, 2010

When it rains, it hails

Last Wednesday, Major and I were just minding our business waiting for Daddy to get home from work when it started pouring rain.  Daddy made it home fine, and then 10 minutes later it started hailing.  It started with small hail, and then gradually got bigger....until it was the size of a baseball!!  I'm not exaggerating...see the pictures!

It started like this...

And then became this...


Our front yard...


Our backyard...
I ran in to get the camera (we were hanging out in the garage looking out at it) while my brave, stupid (who knows?) husband was running out to retrieve the stones (he DID have a board over his head and back to protect him) so I could take pictures of them.  The hail lasted for about 20 minutes, I guess.  It sounded like bombs were landing on our roof.  When they hit the cement, they made the scariest sound and bounced toward us.  I kept pushing Major further into the garage to keep him safe. 

The boys were enjoying the show, thinking it was pretty cool...but I was almost in tears.  All I saw were $$ signs. 

My mom was out shopping right then, so Dad called her and told her not to come home. She drove over to our church and took cover under the awning there until it ended.  Dad had to scramble to clear a spot in their garage for his truck - he's been working on the garage, so all their tools and stuff were piled up in the middle.  We hurried and moved the lawnmower and trash cans so Mom could park in our 3rd bay when she finally made it home. 

It was pretty scary...my Kansas born and bred husband had never in his life seen hail like this.  We still have 3 stones in our freezer - between tennis ball and baseball size.

The insurance adjustors are SWAMPED, and so here we are a week later, and our adjustor was supposed to come today.  But, this morning it was scary windy, so he called and postponed until this weekend. 

So, you kow what's happening right now???

It's POURING outside and has been for the last 3 hours, at least.  Great.  Baseball size hail holes in my roof and it's pouring.  And once the insurance and roofer agree on what needs to be done and price, then we can FINALLY schedule a new roof to be installed (all of our neighbors have already been told their roofs are totaled)...but who knows when they will be able to get to us.  And in the meantime, a new baby will be entering our lives in 6 weeks.  6 WEEKS!!  Please God, let this all be settled by then!

5 comments:

Band of Brothers said...

I LOVE how you photographed the hail along with the baseball! Gosh, that is wild. What if it hit someone in the head? Scary!

Lynette said...

Wow, crazy, praying for a new roof asap!!!

Sarah said...

KRIS!!! Jeemanee! The size of those things are scary! I have never seen anything like it before. I am glad y'all didn't get hurt but Ia m sorry about your roof. ARGH!

Love Bears All Things said...

I've never seen this although I have heard of it...Thanks for showing them...hope you can get a tarp over the worst spots are you'll have inside damage...this happened to a friend of mine.
Mama Bear

What I Did Today said...

Oh my gosh. I've never seen ANYTHING like that before! Wow. I hope they get your roof all fixed up super fast!