March did come in like a lion yesterday with howling winds and rain. At around 8:30 AM there was a loud boom; the lights went off and it sounded as though the basement door had been blown off, so that half the contents of the basement were rattling around and shaking. As it turns out, a tree had fallen up the street, taking power, phone and cable lines with it. We think a strong gust of wind had somehow gotten under the vinyl siding on the north side of the house causing it to shimmy and shake- hence all the rattling sound we heard.
Power company trucks arrived on the scene within a short time and worked all morning.
Meanwhile I had, for the first time, been successful in using the smartphone to check the weather report and to go on facebook, so progress is being made on the technology front. Semi-Luddite that I am, I still prefer the pc or the Kindle Fire for accessing the internet, though .
It stayed warm all day and the sun actually came out a few times during the afternoon. Such weather is always a little unsettling because it has been known to spawn tornadoes. We were fortunate though and while we were under a tornado watch part of the day, and the weather radio k pt giving alerts abut damaging storms with hail, we escaped the worst of it.
Temperatures did dip overnight and there is definitely a chill in the air this morning. But the sky is a lovely shade of bright blue with no storm clouds on the horizon, and the temperature is predicted to stay in the mid 50s today and tomorrow. The seedlings and I are happy campers 😎😎