Monday, May 2, 2011
Worst Character Creation Session Ever
My neck of the woods was the focus of a lot of wrath coming down from the sky about a week ago. It had started out as a nice day, scattered thunderstorms here and there but nice enough, about eighty degrees when the sun was out. Well that day was also our weekly game night, Flounder had been itching to get to grips with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3.0, and we were all going to make characters. The weather went from bad to worse. Then it went from worse to biblical. Three successive hailstorms hit during the evening, and not just the little hail either, literal golfball-sized hail the likes I've never seen before.
By the way, if you're a reader of both mine and Andy's blogs then you've already seen this, he beat me to it some time ago. Since it's his car shattered and broken in the above pic, I thought he deserved at least a mention or two!
You can see where the table used to sit, back with the other chairs. Don't ask about the umbrella that was attached to the table, it is in about twenty separate pieces right now.
This plant is kind of my pride and joy. It also weighs about seventy-five pounds and is difficult to maneuver so I couldn't just hop out and bring him in. It's a Philodendron, but not just any philly, it's a thirty-six year old Philodendron that was bought by my folks the same week I was born. I'm an only child so in a lot of ways this is my plant-brother. Although it looks like a dump-truck ran over it, I am hopeful it will bounce back.
More of the hailstones as my little ceramic people hold on for dear life...
This is the view of the side yard
The hail as it was coming out of the gutter in a deluge. Look closely and you can see the vortex swirl of it as it was draining out. That's just crazy!
A roiling ocean of churning ice at the bottom of the driveway
Andy said it best already; put into perspective, this was certainly an interesting event and even though everyone's cars took major damage we got off very lucky. There are many in the region who lost entire homes and even loved ones. So this week took a hit, in more ways than one. We'll get everyone back together again soon, maybe keeping a more watchful eye on the weather reports beforehand.