“I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.”

The rain keeps coming. Yesterday we had two thunder storms. The second one was so loud it scared Henry. I held him while he shook. When the thunder stopped, he went right to his whale doggy cookie and licked off the frosting. His trauma didn’t last long. Last night, or rather early this morning, at two-ish, when I went to bed, it had started raining again. It is raining now, heavy, loud rain. Last night there were tornado warnings for part of the cape, and they continue this morning. There are also flash floods warnings in effect. It is 73Ėš. The low will be 66Ėš, quite a contrast from the last few days.

The electricity went off three times last night but not for long though one time the cable wouldn’t reboot for the longest time. I cursed my fate. Right now the electricity is flickering and going on and off for a few seconds. My cable has to start to reboot on the welcome screen every time: “Welcome, Bienvenido, Bienvenue,” and it has yet to reboot beyond the damn welcome. I keep getting error messages. The thunder just started again and one was right over head. The wind is tremendous.

The cat now feels completely at home. He sprawls on the floor, on the stairs and on the couch. He lets me brush him. Jack still hisses at Henry who often ignores him except when Jack blocks Henry’s way up the stairs. I have to be the referee. The last two nights both have slept on my bed with me: Henry on the bottom, Jack beside me on the top.

My to-do list is mostly outside, the dump and the grocery store, but I’m not so keen on going out on a rainy day. The cottages empty on rainy days, their occupants taking to the roads. Maybe they should all have packed Monopoly.

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16 Comments on ““I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    High humidity made our day rather awful, especially in the morning when we had mist and misty rain. We’ve had some sunhine in the afternoon but that didn’t change much I’m afraid. The weather men have now decided that the heat wave will arrive tomorrow after all šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    None of the dogs usually cares about the thunder, well Albi always wants to gooutside to see where the nois comes from but that’s it. The last time it hit here in the village he did get scared though, light and sound at the same time was a bit too much I guess.

    I’ll go to the store early tomorrow morning ahile it still isn’t too hot. I’ll see if I can find a cooler so I can bring home some ice cream šŸ™‚ I have lots of ice packs so that would keep the icecream frozen all the way home šŸ™‚

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Your day today was like my last two days. I had the AC blasting both days. The rain was amazing today, heavy most of the time, and a tornado touched down in three places here on the cape. We’ve had three thunder storms: two yesterday and one this morning.

      It surprised me about Henry as he hasn’t cared about thunder before including the two storms we had yesterday. I don’t know what happened.

      I have to shop tomorrow so I’ll pick up some gelato, my favorite of late. I’m liking the coconut best.

      Enjoy your day!!

  2. Erin Says:


    So glad Jack and Henry have a truce and are obeying the DMZ in your bed! I’m rooting for Gwen to follow suit. Poor baby! But it can take months.

    I’ve never had an animal upset by thunder. Not sure why some are bothered by it and others aren’t.


    • katry Says:

      Jimmy told Sheila he only saw one of the cats once, and it only came out for Kathy. I’m hoping the cat will start to feel at home. The other one is now lying on my place on the couch. He is down all the time. Henry doesn’t even bother to chase him anymore.

      Henry has never been bothered by thunder before. He even didn’t mind the thunder clap right over our heads. I think it may have been a combination of the thunder, the driving rain and the horrific wind.


  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    None of the three dogs I’ve owned has had a problem with loud noises. I thought Tegan might because of the bottle rocket incident when she was a puppy but no. She would jump up on the back of the couch so she could look out the window and watch. Rocky and Piki Dog will bark a couple of times when it starts to thunder but they quiet down when I call out “Boomers, puppies!” like it’s something fun.

    I was watching the news at noon and saw the tornado warnings for your area. The weather woman on WBZ could really talk up a storm. I saw 45 minutes of the coverage and she was the only one talking for most of that time.
    I hope you weathered the storms well and decided not to go out in the rain.
    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      This is the first time Henry was afraid. Last night the thunder was right overhead and he just looked up at the ceiling. He didn’t mind the fierce rain so I don’t know what triggered his fear. He did get over it quickly. I’m thinking it was looking at that whale cookie.

      The police chief said not to go out. Trees and live power lines were blocking roads, and it would be dangerous to ride through that mess. Half the town has lost electricity. I was thrilled I didn’t as I usually do. Leaves and branches are all over the front yard. It looks a mess.

      I ordered food delivery as I needed to go to the grocery store but decided to stay home.

      Enjoy your evening!!

  4. Hedley Says:

    Watching the NBC World news and a tornado on Cape Cod ?????

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      It touched down in three places. One, in South Yarmouth, blew the roof off a motel and destroyed one side of it. The damage to the motel was massive. Lots of trees and live wires down and in the road. Still a lot of people without electricity. I was going to go to the dump before all this happened, and they even closed the dump!!

  5. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    There are no areas in the US that are immune from tornadoes. All you need is a super cell with rotation. The cold front that brought us cooler temperatures and low humidity today moved eastward and gave you embedded thunderstorms.

    After awhile your domestic a animals will make peace with each other and life will go on. Iā€™m a one animal at a time guy but my spouse and kids wanted three dogs. They all seemed to tolerate each other eventually.

    Today was delightfully cool with a high in the upper 80s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      This is not the first tornado is hit the cape, but it was vast as it hit three different towns. There were three thunderstorms. The rain will start again tonight and go into tomorrow.

      The dog and the one cat have decided they can live together. They sleep on my bed albeit on different sides. The other cat just won’t come out yet. I feel bad for the poor cat.

      It was 73Ėš for the high today.

  6. Birgit Says:

    A tornado? I just saw some videos on YouTube… broken trees… roofs off… electricity down…
    I’m glad to read now that you are at home and safe, Kat!
    It’s sunny and hot here, two rivers and two lakes by bike today, we may reach 100Ā°F on Thursday.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Birgit

      The tornado went around me. It hit in South Yarmouth then the other side of Dennis. Usually I lose electricity if anybody does, but not this time.

      It is a cool, dry day perhaps it is Mother Nature’s way for atoning for yesterday’s weather.

  7. Denise Says:

    Glad to hear you and your tribe are ok! Denise in NC

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Denise.

      The only moment of wondering was because Henry was scared for the first time. When he went back to sleep, I exhaled.

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