Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Didn't Get Hit by Lightning

  •  I did ride my bike on Wednesday which turned out to be a beautiful day.  There was not even a hint of thunder or rain either way.  Communities around us are reeling from some recent flooding though. We got 5/8 of an inch yesterday whereas communities quite close by got over 3 inches. There were several schools closed for flooding, some for more than one day.  
  • I am tired after doing 4 days in a row of biking and running.  Wed. morning my run was rather slow.  Usually if I am running quite early I do well but I just didn't have it in me. The same thing happened on the ride home from work. Good time to wind it down.


A few shots from local flooding 



  • Today it was rather relaxing to sleep a tad later and take my time knowing that I was driving to school.  I got out to my car which apparently was feeling neglected as it took SEVERAL ATTEMPTS to get it started. I hadn't used it in days and it was rather angry. Once I did get to school the skies opened up and I was soaked when I got in the building. The same thing happened as I left the gym tonight. It had been clear and sunny and all of a sudden it was a downpour. Good decision not to ride the bike.  The river was scarily high and crazy on the way home. I was even a little nervous driving near it. 
  • Here is another good reason I paid attention to the weather forecast (as so many of you kindly advised me.) 
  • Authorities say lightning struck a northern Vermont man during thunderstorms that also cut power to 4,000 people and flooded some streets and streams.Richmond Rescue Lt. Andy Squires confirmed to the Burlington Free Press that the man was hit Tuesday night in Richmond but said medical privacy laws prevent him from giving further details. Fletcher Allen Health Care spokesman Mike Noble said the man's injuries are minor.
  • On another note I have now finished all six seasons of Lost. Whew.  That took awhile. I absolutely liked the first 3 seasons the best.  I still choose Sawyer or Hugo as my favorite characters although there were many characters I liked.  I have now started watching Modern Family on my son's recommendation. I have to say I have only seen one  episode but it was laugh out loud funny even early in the morning while stretching!
  • I am reading another book by Penny Vincenzi.  Love her books. They are long and keep me interested and I discovered her after she had already written many books so it was a lot of good reading to catch up on.  


24 comments:

misszippy said...

Wow--the pictures of the damage was amazing! Glad you picked your days right.

I loved, loved, loved LOST. I thought it was one of the best series finales I have ever seen. Still have it on my DVR b/c I can't quite get myself to let it go...

And Modern Family is THE best! You'd think all I do is watch TV from this post!

Richelle said...

Oh wow... flooding is so devastating. It seems like the Midwest has been hit heavily with flooding this year, too.

I think my favorite LOST characters were Kate and Locke. Sawyer always cracked me up. And you're definitely right about the first three seasons being the best!

Julie said...

I was ADDICTED to the first three seasons of Lost and then my love waned.
I did, do, and forever will love Sawyer, though.

Char said...

They're very impressive flooding pictures.

Your son hasn't led you astray with his recommendation. Modern Family is really funny and my whole family will often sit together to watch it - that doesn't often happen.

Chris K said...

AJH, you are a snake hater. I heard that VT has no snakes. Really.

I LOVED Lost. Loved, loved, loved.

Digging Modern Family too. Breaking Bad is my favorite on T.V. now. You can watch an abbreviated version of each season's episode on their website to catch up and then start watching Season 4 in June. Killer show.

I am now reading The Known World by Edward P Jones.

cql said...

I was running on my road today and it felt like I was running along a river and water was flowing in the ditches and it's pretty high.

Whitney said...

We've had a lot of rain and flooding too this last week. It was so nice to have a sunny day today and I topped it off with a good bike ride after work.

Kandi said...

Sounds like you had a full week of running and biking! Good luck on your upcoming race.
Those pictures are pretty wild. It sounds like a lot of people were affected by those horrible storms this week. I'm so thankful they weren't too bad here in MD/DC.
I love Lost and Sawyer and Hurley were my favorites too. :)

Teamarcia said...

Glad you are safe. Gosh the weather is crazy everywhere. You can come aboard my ark if you want to.

Alma said...

Oh my - too much excitement up there. Stay safe.

Liz said...

Wow, after all the snow you get heavy rain. What a climate! I love Modern Family! It's so sweet and heartwarming, but also really funny.

Fran said...

That looks really serious!

I love Modern Family, definitely one of my favorite shows at the moment. There hasn't been one single episode where I didn't have to laugh.

Anne said...

Those photos are scary...glad you didn't get hit by lightning. Phew!! :) Stay safe!

HappyTrails said...

Floods always scared me as a kid - good reason I guess judging by those photos!! YAY for the biking/running streak -you glad for Spring???

P said...

Oh, my! Those flood pics are so scary!

Black Knight said...

The floods are always terrible, the pictures are scary.
I hope that this spring will bring soon good weather. I am following by TV and newspapers the situation in USA and I wish all the best.

Marlene said...

Way to go on all the cycling & running this week! Glad you were able to enjoy some good weather.

That is some scary damage from the storms. Wow!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

very glad you were not hit by lightning, these storms have been so scary

lindsay said...

I love lost. Hurley was one of my favs! I still think it turned a little odd in the last season(s). Wish they had answered more of the randomness... Of course I wish we got to see more episodes too!

Yikes that is some crazy flooding!

Dash said...

Love Modern Family and Double Love Sawyer. Hugo was great. Jack was too annoying.

Wait till you hear Phil's definition of Jagermeister on Modern Family! Ha!!

Glad you are safe!

Karen said...

WOW, as always your pictures are amazing! Modern family is so funny, you should definitely give it a look.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I'd hate to have been driving that car in the first photo! Stay safe!

Giorgio said...

what an impressive flooding picture! Take care!

Steel Springs said...

Wow. That flooding is scary.

I've never seen a single episode of Lost, but everyone says it's so good. I should check it out. I've seen a couple of episodes of Modern Family and I thought it was pretty funny.