Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Little Rain for Dessert

We called Amy shortly after we arrived on Wednesday and made arrangements for the family to come for supper. Ally and Brandon have early release on Wednesdays so they were able to make it over a little earlier.  Dave is some kind of regional manager for Hyundai and often works from home.  So we all had supper in our RV—four adults, two children, one infant and two mooches.  Tom grilled burgers on the grill and we had chips to go with it and pudding cups for dessert.  Ally and Brandon just raved over the burgers and Ally even had two.

We were all finished eating when the clouds began to build.  This is not uncommon for Florida and most of the time it is just a downpour and it’s done.  So we were sitting inside in the AC, as it was too hot to be outside. The rain began as a shower and then in sheets then the wind came up. 

We had just been talking how we had to sleep in our RV before we closed on our current house.  All our belongings were packed into the moving van and was at their storage facility as we had to get everything out the night before closing.  So no bed inside. So we slept in the RV.  That night we had one heck of a storm.  The RV swayed with the wind gusts.  Tom said he even thought he felt it lift up a little.

Well back at the campground the rain continued and the wind is blowing.  What I didn’t tell you is that we had our patio awning out.  No tie downs either.  So I said to Tom, “We’d better get out there and get the awning in.”  Tom poo pooed the idea.  And the wind was rocking the RV and lifting the awning.  “Now do you want to go out?”  He assented and out into the maelstrom we went.  In a matter of seconds we were drenched to the skin.  Neither one of us could see, our glasses were soaked and the water was pouring into our eyes.  Somehow we managed to get it rolled up and secured.

We came in dripping.  We both grabbed our beach towels and Tom headed for the back and closed the curtain.  There I stood, under the
AC in a puddle while Tom changed.  Hurry up! 

Finally I got my turn to get the wet duds off and into dry ones.

That will be something the kids can tell their friends at school. 

The next day we put the tie-downs on the awning.

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