Do you like thunderstorms?

@dlkuku (1936)
United States
April 17, 2007 7:43am CST
Most of the time I do, I like watching the lightening flash in the sky and hear the crack of thunder. But on Sunday night, the Northeaster that hammered the east coast from Maine to South Carolina was bad, and even though we are farthur west, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we got our share of bad weather. Power was out for over 24 hours in half the town, schools and businesses were closed, and I had to drive to the other side of town just to put gas in my car yesterday. On Sunday night, the thunder was cracking above my house so loud that it was shaking my whole house, and it was quite awesome but scary! The animals were freaked out, and there wasn't much I could do to comfort them. The wind was bad too, at upwards of 70 miles per hour. There are big old rotten trees on the neighboring lot and we were worried that one of them would fall on our house. Today, businesses are back open and life goes on, the sun is shining and except for the downed tree limbs and such, it's as if the storm never happened.
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@mlgb_24 (638)
17 Apr 07
i don't like them when i'm alone. i don't mind them when i'm with somebody. they are so scary for me when i'm on my own. it's as if it's going to crush down everything above me. what happened at your place is a wreck, it's frightening. i hope you and your family are all fine!
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@mlgb_24 (638)
5 May 07
thank you for marking me best response, much appreciated. take care!!
@martinha (631)
• Portugal
17 Apr 07
I love them, I love to be at home warm and quiet while there is a storm outhere. Of course if I was outside I wouldn't find it so funny. There are not many storms in here, only rain but I also like to see the rain through the window, it's really cool.
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@magikrose (5423)
• United States
17 Apr 07
As a kid my mom and I would open our folding chairs on the our porch and watch the storms roll by. We would bring out our drinks and make a lunch and just watch the lightening and the clouds. It was 1 of the special things my mom would do with me. I loved it.
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