The sun was shining, and I thought I'd go to the grocery store. I live 15 minutes from the store, and travel down Route 8E then Route 101S then a couple of streets to get there. A third of the way there it became black and the rain poured from the heavens in a way that is uncharacteristic for this region. Got to the store, went it, then while I was in the check-out line it started thundering and many-branched bolts of lightning lit up the sky. As I drove home it first rained very heavily, then hailed as I have never seen it hail before, quite. The roads were white. The hailstones were pea-sized and the hailstorm lasted about 4 minutes with heavy rain before, during, and after. It was so bad that I apologised out loud to my car. Nearer home the rain lightened, the sky brightened, and although the boats are still out on the lake I see yellow slickers on the fishermen.
Stupid food shopping.
posted by - 5:26 PM