Here are the grandchildren posing for my DIL at Vacation Bible School. Mega Thursday had several large slides and things set up…someone took some drone footage and posted it on Facebook and it looked like a carnival!
It is good that this portion of VBS was held on Thursday morning, because Friday was a rainy day. Taking advantage of the cooler weather, I turned the oven on and roasted some vegetables…I took a quick photo prior to putting them in.
This batch was red and yellow peppers, red onion, green beans, cauliflower and a few campari tomatoes, tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper. I fried up some cabbage in a skillet with a bit of olive oil, tossed that with rice, and then had the roasted veggies as a side.
Later on, the term ‘rainy day’ turned in to one full of one torrential downpour after another, with some severe thunderstorms thrown in for good measure. I am in Southwestern PA and we were having a visit from Tropical Storm Cindy. She moved fast ! :)
We had flash flooding, wind damage, funnel clouds, and two confirmed tornados in my county.
One tornado occured out in the country at a rental property that belongs to a friend of my son. There was much damage but the lady who lives there was unharmed. She said that it all happened so fast that she didn’t even have time to get to the basement…she layed down on the floor and prayed.
We never really know ( any of us, anywhere ) what is going to happen next. I will say that tornados are very rare in my area….occasionally we have a ‘watch’ but rarely a warning, and even more rare is to have actual ones touching down!
In between the downpours a little buddy showed up and hung out for awhile.
In my area of the county, things were not too bad. We retained our power and while the roads were full of water in some sections it was not flooding badly. So when football practice was cancelled, it was safe for my DIL to take her little football player and treat him to a sundae at Sarris Candies. our local chocolate factory.
I remember when we had serious flooding from Hurricane Floyd years ago. Suddenly our office park had to evacuate and I’d barely made it home. It was hard to explain to my international customers at the time what was going on. How could a hurricane from Florida or the Gulf affect me way up here in Pennsylvania, they wondered?
But these storms move up and Floyd got stuck over us for three days or so, and we have many creeks and streams and rivers here …
Meanwhile I’d posted recently in regards to tying quilts HERE, and I kept up with some tying on Quilty 365 on that rainy day.
As to Scrappy Granny I’ve worked my way up to the next-to-the-last block. It is perfect…blues for the stormy skies on Friday and the clearing on Saturday. Goodbye Tropical Storm Cindy…we won’t miss you :)
How are you all faring….have you been affected by Tropical Storm Cindy or are you enduring the brutally high temperatures in the Southwest right now?