Thunder BOMB

Last night, we had those wicked storms move through. Tornado sirens, heavy storms…and then it quieted down, well…a little bit. The high temperatures combined with the threat of more of Nature’s Fury lead me to wake up at 12am, 1230a, 1a, 130a…and then at 2:18am came…THUNDER BOMB.

Don’t know what that is? (You must not have lived or visited the south during one of those epic storms. Count yourself lucky. I detest these things.) In this case, there had been storms all night. Then quiet. …For a while. Suddenly at the time noted above, the LOUDEST clap of thunder you can’t even begin to imagine boxes your ears.

The kids went from sound asleep to wailing and crying, but before I could respond, I had to reach for the spatula and peel myself away from the ceiling. Next, I reached for some gorilla glue b/c I shattered when I fell back to the floor.

Oh…and one thing I forgot to share about (what I call) a THUNDER BOMB. It’s the ONLY clap of thunder you’ll hear. Nothing before it to warn you. Nothing after it. Just rain. Of course after that audible violence, you’re thinking, “WTH?! At least give me some more symphonics go along with that!” Alas, no. So, you’re left expecting something more only to have nothing manifest. Kinda like teetering on the end of a cliff and never falling into the deep waters below. May as well…if you got to that point, yk?

Next, remember the cover on the DVD, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”? No? Visualize Chevy chase electrified by all the Xmas lights. That’s how I felt getting out of bed at this point. Ugh.


Eventually, I did manage to wobble back to bed and finally fall asleep only to continue waking EVERY. HALF. HOUR. for the rest of the night.

(These are those rare time when I wish wasn’t so flipping sensitive to caffeine. I would have surely guzzled a gas tank full of coffee.)

However, I am thankful that no one with a camera was around this morning. Seeing nearly 3 feet of hair standing on end from the stress of the night might have caused you to visit your eye doc, just so she could fix your eye lids from having retracted too far as result of seeing a picture of me in this state.

Was the night THAT bad?

Well, I’m writing this sassy, off-the-cuff post, aren’t I? I need some stress reduction…maybe a ride is in order tomorrow. It’s going to be super windy. So, it will have to be a mountain bike ride. However, I have to get some good zzz’s before that’s a possibility. You know…put my bubble back in center? B/c going off a ramp and landing on my head again isn’t something I want to repeat. Oh…I didn’t tell you about that little dive I took, a couple months ago? I thought I did. Hmmm, I need to re-read my posts to see what I did/did not share. It was…ummm…an experience I won’t soon forget. But I digress.

We’ll see how I am when I wake up tomorrow.

  • greencannondale

    Same here Rapunzel. They can be scary out on a ride if you’re up a bridge or crossing a causeway between islands and you are the tallest object.

  • Actually, I like most (of the easier-going) t-storms and simply ignore (as best I can) the worst ones. However, those Thunder Bomb types – where there’s no warning before it “lands” and no continuing thunder after the single “audible bomb” hits – are the ones that irk me and the ones I detest.

    Where I grew up (in upstate NY), we only had “soft” thunderstorms. After moving south all those years ago, the first spring was a real “eye opener”. :)

  • Wow those are some SERIOUS side effects from caffeine, nasty nasty nasty. Oh and Juanita shares your fear of thunder storms. Hates them with a passion having never grown up with them in Tasmania where Neet was born.

  • I shared your reply with my hubby who laughed so hard about the “brown fear” comment that he started coughing! :D

    Yeah, caffeine does all that to me and other rather unpleasant things…even sick to the point where I’m using 2 of the 3 main elements in a bathroom at the same time. (Along with messing with my heart, giving me hot/cold sweats, dizzy spells, etc.)

    Gotta pass.

  • Well Rapunzel I can sympathize with you as we too get those god awful thunder claps here in Queensland, Australia and they certainly shake you to the core. Never had to scrape myself from the ceiling but nearly scraping something else off after one of those.I am talking about “brown fear” if you know what I mean :)

    I agree completely with the caffeine notion too as there are days lately and I am sure more ahead during our journey that a coffee just seem’s like it would fix a few things, but no not for me either. Unless you want to see a skinny anxious bike mechanic bouncing off the walls and unable to sleep :)

    Maybe that hit to the head was what caused you to forget what you have and haven’t posted? Hopefully you get out for a ride and there are no more issues to report, fingers crossed.