Monday, June 9, 2014

A Long And Life Changing Weekend: Part One

I don't even know where to begin when it comes to writing this post.  I have so much to say.  So much in fact, I'll probably break it up into a few posts.  Anyway, I may tell too much about our life, but I feel this story has to be told.  I don't want to sugar coat it or hide how I was feeling just so this will be a good read.  I'm going to tell the whole ugly, raw, story.

First off, Wednesday morning started out like any other day here at the farm.  It was hot and muggy but they were calling for thunderstorms that would cool things off.  Around noon, Country Girl (formally known as Glamour Girl), called me up saying that there was a tornado warning.  She was at collage in her car, and didn't know what to do.  I checked the radar and told her to come on home, she could beat the storm here.  And she did.  We sat and watched the storm go through.  No tornado.  We were happy about that.  About the time the next storm hit, Jack had tried to get underneath the window air conditioning unit and knocked it to the ground.  Country Girl and I went out in the pouring rain trying to lift it back up into the window.  It was raining so hard the water was pouring off the roof and hitting us right on top of the head.  Neither one of us could see because of the water in our eyes.  We were laughing, it was horrible that the air conditioner was probably broke, but what else can you do when something like that happens.

After we finally got it back into the window, we run back into the house.  As we turned around and looked, Jack had somehow sneaked into the house behind us.  Nothing like having a sopping wet, heavily shedding, St. Bernard running through your house.  We yelled at him and he runs into my bedroom.  Ugh!!!!  We run in there to get him out.  CG grabs his collar and he sets down.  I push from behind.  He is scooting across the concrete floor leaving a BIG wet, hair trail, behind. We finally get him outside and we turn around.  It looks like a giant indoor slip-and-slide with hair.  Ugh!  I'm in the middle of making dinner so CG grabs old towels and wipes it up.   I'm glad I have her here.

Then after Hubby comes home and we are sitting around eating fajitas, we tell him about how we think the air conditioner is broken.  By the time we tell him the story, we hear a big SNAP!  We see sparks coming out of our chimney!  It looks like someone put off a fire cracker inside our house!  Our chimney had been hit by lightning!!!!!!! We race outside to see if it had hit the house.  It hadn't, but the chimney was lightly smoking.  Then we realize that we are standing in the middle of a lightning storm. SMART!  We run back inside.  We start looking at all of our electrical things.  It zapped our phone, t.v., the brooder light for the chicks, and the most important thing of all, my new dishwasher.  AUGHHHHH!!!!!!  We haven't had this dishwasher more than 6 months.  My first dishwasher too!  I was in love with it.  Oh well, I guess it could have been worse.  It didn't burn down the house.  But at the time I asked myself, can it get any worse?  Just so you know, don't ever, EVER, EVER ask that question.  Because, it will.  And it did.......... Life changing events.

I will leave you there in suspense.  Plus,  I really want to figure out HOW I'm wanting to tell this story.  It's a very important story for me to tell.  I don't ever want to forget it.  I don't think I ever will.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, changed.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I imagine you've already done this, but your home insurance policy may cover replacements; depending on the amount of damaged stuff it might be worth filing a claim.

Felinae said...

I'll be waiting to find out what happened with your next installments, but in the meantime, I just want to give you a big hug (((SFG))) and tell you that I am so glad you're ok and still here to tell your story.

<3 & Hugs
~Fel~

small farm girl said...

Sadly we don't have insurance on our house. Our insurance will not insure our home unless it's done. We have looked into construction insurance, but the house has only two years to be done. We are building our home without a loan. Pay as we build. It will take us longer than two years to finish it.

small farm girl said...

Thank you! I'm glad we are here also. All of us......

Leigh said...

Talk about a cliff hanger! I'd say you're off to a very good start telling this story.

Stephanie Appleton said...

Cliff hanger. . . Waiting patiently over here. :)

Modern Day Redneck said...

Well, come one with it.

Kellie from Indiana said...

Oh, I hope Jack is ok. Sorry about your appliances. That happened once when I was in an apartment and had no renters insurance.

Carolyn said...

I'm glad you guys are ok, but man, that sucks about the zapping of the electrical stuff. But, damnyouwoman, why leave us hanging like this?!? You'd better post bright and early tomorrow! Hope all is well (as it can be). :)

Sheepmom said...

So sorry about the electrical carnage. We have learned to keep everything on surge protectors and if it truly looks like a big storm we just unplug everything.

CrankyPuppy said...

Eek! Sitting here biting my fingernails wondering what happens next!

Sandy said...

SFG,

Oh no!!!! I'm sorry to hear about all of this happening. No insurance ouch!!!
You've left all of us at the edge of our chairs waiting to hear the 2nd part to your story.

The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

I hope you are all safe and intact. That is a scary thing to have your house hit by lightening. I can only imagine what is next in line for you to tell. Please let me know if there is some way I can be of assistance. I don't think we are that far apart in distance. I hope last nights storms treated you kindly.