We went to the Dragons game last night (they are the Single A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds). During the day I was bombarded with heat warnings and thunderstorm warnings. Then the thunderstorm warning was cancelled. Yay!
But boy! Was it ever HOT!!! I think I melted out there (the heat index was over 100). The wind was practically non-existent and fanning myself with my program didn't do much good. What a miserable night. But hey, it was the 5th inning and the Dragons were winning.
Then they started the 6th inning. Clouds rolled in. Dark, ominous clouds. Wait? Was that lightning? Uh oh!
The Silver Hawks went up by one run (rats!). We kept waiting for the officials to stop play, but noooo. We decided not to wait and left.
The wind kicked up then (which really felt good by this time) and dust started flying (from the vacant lot across the street). You know, gravel doesn't taste so good.
We made it to the car just as the sky decided to open up. The driver (our friend) pointed out the swirling clouds in the sky. I voiced my opinion that I didn't want any swirling clouds! It looked downright scary outside – and we had to drive into the storm to get home.
I'm surprised our friend could see where he was going. Lightning boomed overhead (it was that close) and the rain came down in buckets. Thank God there wasn't hail.
He made it to our house (almost missed our street) and then my husband had to get out into that rain so he could open the garage (this is what happens when you don't have your house key and rely on the key pad for the garage door). Even in the short amount of time I ran out into the open garage, I got good and wet.
Thinking I had some time to check my e-mails and maybe send out some queries, I found that we didn't have internet, or phone, or cable. Yes, we have one of those package deals. I think the phone is working now (I called it and got the answering machine). I sure hope the internet is working. I really want to start querying!
Oh, and by the way, the Dragons lost by that one run. Pookie!