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Thunder and Lightning!

Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I needed to go show for a few groceries and sundries, so we went with sister Sue to the Super Wal-Mart over in Washington...

Overall, it was a much nicer day than expected. But as evening approached, we could tell a storm was brewing. But none of us had bothered with jackets or coats as we drove across the river and the rain drops started to fall. It was a warm day.

THE END OF THE WORLD?

The storm really hit while we were shopping at the Super Wal-Mart. You could hear constant booming thunder and pouring rain. The rain was coming down so hard that it sounded like hail, but wasn't. It was just hammering the roof of the building.

At one point there was such a crashing noise and loud flash that it appeared as if the place had been struck by lightning. I was in an isle with strangers and we were all nervously laughing and I said, "And we're in a metal building -- how crazy is that?"

Naturally when we headed out with two huge shopping carts to the car, it was pouring. Thankfully it was warm, if quite wet. We managed to get everything into the car with some major effort, then drove home watching the most amazing lightning streaking across the sky that I've ever seen!

LIGHTNING!

I remember the lightning storms we saw when we visited Minnesota (years ago), but this was even more impressive. Seriously.

We started talking about previous storms, as Sue's seen quite a few from her days living in Colorado (where people were frequently killed by lightning). I mentioned that years back the Marysville people told me that during their parade one year, two people were struck and killed by lightning. (One of those events world horror stories.) I guess people were under umbrellas during a storm, and...

Today was a big work day for both Marilyn and me. She went in to the office and did parade OPs, while I worked on the parade script here at home. We both made progress, so it's all good.

We went to tan and took mail to the post office, then had a nap before going shopping. I had one hell of a time waking up from that nap.

Lately I've been so tired -- I like to say my 'brain is sore.'

Anyway, if I end up spending too many hours straight coding (for the Newsletter and website) -- and combine that with script writing (which apparently isn't that different from coding, no matter what I think) -- then I feel as exhausted as if I'd done some hard physical workout.

I guess that shows just how hard mental work can be. Or maybe it's just me! (smile)

Don't get me wrong. I love coding. Love. It. In fact, I love it more and more all the time. It's just hard to stay with it hour after hour without a break.

Well, it's midnight here. I suppose it's time to think about going to bed. We've got another busy day in front of us -- and Monday is a major work day, too.

But for my American friends, I hope you're enjoying your three-day weekend! And have a lovely Memorial Day.
Tags: 2008, marilyn, may-2008, sister-sue, storm, work
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