I'm late in posting today. We had a really bad storm here last evening. Lots of wind, 2in. of rain, lighning like you wouldn't believe. We had sirens and weather radio alarms going off non stop. We went to the basement with our shaking Laddie. We live in a wooded neighborhood and today all you hear are the sounds of chain saws. There were trees and huge limbs down all over town. We lost power about 7 last evening and it came back on at 3:30 am. We are the lucky ones. A nearby town will be without power for maybe 3 days. Everyone is out helping their neighbors. Our next door neighbor was here with his chain saw early this morning. We had part of our pretty Ash tree come down in the front yard and big parts of several trees in the woods border. We took care of the Ash tree today and will wait till we can get someone to go up in our trees and take care of the back. We didn't call today, because there are so many people who are in dire straits and need a tree trimmer more than we do. As you can see from the pictures...we have nothing to complain about. No real damage, but hard for people our age to clean up in the hot humid weather we are having. We cleaned up what we could and the rest will wait til later. It's overcast now, but no weather warnings. We took a ride around and some roads are closed because of debris on them. Some buildings, barns and many trees are on the roads.
We listened to the Cubs in Chicago. The tornado warning sirens went off there and the field filled with water. The crowd had to make their way through litter strewn roads away from the ballpark. Many said they had never heard the sirens go off at Wrigley Field. What a year of weather for the Midwest.