Thursday, August 24, 2023


Opening convocation today. The energy was a bit off without families in the stands, but clapping students into college life through a faculty gauntlet is still fun. 

Also a ton of meetings; I crashed hard at my seventh meeting of the day at 4:00 pm. I was so afraid I was going to fall asleep right at the conference table, I started to rearrange the stickers on my computer.

At came to dinner and when I was dropping them off at their place we got caught in a terrific thunderstorm: trees falling onto the road, tornado warning, the works. Visibility was so bad as the rain was just sheeting across the windshield--there was no way to tell where I was driving, if the river had flooded etc. And nowhere to pull over safely either.

Terrific crashes in our backyard too, I guess morning will show us the damage.

Pic: Before the storm--Nu, Big A, & At at dinner; Max and Huck are under the table. We're planning a trip to a state park for Big A's big birthday in two months!


Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, the thunderstorm. That is terrifying, and so scary to be out in it! Hope there is not too much damage.

StephLove said...

That sounds like a bad storm. Hope the damage isn't too bad.

Gillian said...

Drive safe and find a place to stop.

NGS said...

ooof. Our town is still cleaning up after a bad storm a few weeks ago - I hope you managed to escape most of it unscathed!

maya said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. Not *too* terrible, thankfully!


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