Thunder 2

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48712)
United Kingdom
June 23, 2007 9:07am CST
Ok as you all know we had Thunder and Lightening this morning and I am scared of it Well I could not keep concentrated on here, I did not want to hide under the Bed, so guess what I did? I phoned the Kids lol and they had to talk to me on the Phone for an hour hehehehe I still jumped every time it happened and the Kids could hear by my Voice when it did lol as it went a bit High pitched I think, Well it is over now and I hope it is not COMING BACK If it would have been night and I was in Bed I would have been under the Cover with a Teddy lol Oh and what did we talk about for an hour, well when I get nervous I talk and talk about anything lol I think they where a bit relieved when it was over hahahaha
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Oh Gabs thats too funny. Im glad its all over. So you still have your Teddy? I lost my poor Teddy never to be found again.LOL You sound like me I talk and talk when Im nervous about something.LOL Are the kids doing okay?
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Well it was finished it has just started again I just can't believe it Yes the Kids are fine. On Wednesday I am going to see them for a few Days so I won't be on here as they have not got the Internet back on yet
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jun 07
That sounds good say hi to Mel for me. And you have a good time.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
I will do and I will try and get them back on the Internet while I am there to
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23 Jun 07
I must live near you, I'm also scared of thunder and we had it today as well, I hate it at night, if it's forecast at night I lay awake waiting for it, Lol.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Hahahaha Sweetie yes you do I have checked where you are from so you are not far away lol really going by the Name I didn't need to check lol but I wanted to make sure
23 Jun 07
Well I was born and bred in the good old East End, but I'm in Essex now, so how you doing neighbour! hope the weather will be kind to us tonight, I might come round to your house and we can shake together, lol.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Lolol I didn't know you where that close to me Where abouts if you don't want to tell here send me a PM lol I am in Coggeshall
@shelagh77 (3643)
23 Jun 07
I have to admit that I seek safe harbour if I am caught outside in a storm as I am a very unlucky person and terrified at the prospect of a lightning strike. The only worries I have when indoors are if the storm is electrical and I have to turn the computer off for a while or if there is flash flooding. I am sorry you were so alarmed by it all, you should be really safe where you are, and it is a good job the kids were in, yes?
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Oh yes it certainly was as I now also know what I am getting for my Birthday when I go there on Wednesday hehehe well that was when they got a word in like
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@shelagh77 (3643)
23 Jun 07
Honestly! YOU are worse than a kid! You should have waited for a nice surprise when you get there, I don't know. At least I managed to surprise you totally with my small offering. tut tut, I can see we are going to have to teach kiddies to spread red herrings when talking about pressies, indeed we are . . . Still, I should imagine that nice chat has totally wiped out the horrible storm and that can only be a good thing.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Hehehehehe well you know me one impatient Cookie lol They normally don't tell me Mind you I was rattling on about all sorts lol didn't even notice it had stopped I bet they where relieved lol
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I'm like that with tornados - I'm fine with thunder and lightening, actually get a kick out of watching but tornadoes have me on the edge until all danger is past. LOL - I also do the same thing, talk and talk and talk about anything in the world. Just wait until first warning we get - I'll be kicking some butt posting on myLot :)
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Hey there Sweet it is good to see you again how are things going with you You are going to have to give me your Email Address As for Tornados I hope I never experience them I would certainly be in a cupboard somewhere lol
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Really bad thing about tornado season is the best protection, safest place, is in the basement - and I don't like basements although here in the new living space the basement is finished and not so clostrophobic. Disadvantage is I'm on the second floor 99% of the time (last place to be in tornado). Am starting to get settled and working on new 'schedual' as to when I do what - bad thing is the weather has be gorgious and I'm loving being outside working on garden and flower beds that have been neglected for the last couple years. Grandkids helped me put some of my favorite or frequently used books on bookshelves in the loft last night - it's really starting to feel like home.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
I am glad that you are settling in I really am
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
23 Jun 07
Im glad its passed and Im sure your kids are as well. As for your puppy he was of no help by the sounds. I hope you have some friends you can call incase it does come back but dont make them long distance friends it may cost you a small fortune.lol Hopefully the worst is over and sunshine is here to stay.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Well it has just started again so I am not happy lol as you can well imagine and this time Gissi is barking at it lol I will just try to stay calm
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
23 Jun 07
oh gabs you poor thing, I think maybe a shower or something may help take your mind off it, but this maybe dangerous if your on the phone as for puppy, feed him it works for my dog. I hope ive helped stay strong.goodluck
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Yes you have Sweet and it has stopped again I really hope it is not going on in the night lol
@mummymo (23707)
2 Jul 07
Ok I am sorry Angel but now I just want to giggle! lol Poor kids - it is supposed to be them who cling to you when they are scared! lol xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 07
Nope not in this case Mike thinks it is funny, but I bet they had earache
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I'm glad you could talk to your kids during the whole thing. I don't think I could've even done that. My phone cord doesn't reach to my bed under my covers and pillow! LOL
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun 07
Hahahaha I have cordless
@Darkwing (21588)
25 Jun 07
Tell me about it... I don't mind thunder at all; in fact, as I said in your first thunder discussion, I like to watch it when it's darker. It's quite an amazing thing, all that energy releasing from being stored up. A good time for me to collect water, too. :-) With regards to your phoning the kids... is it not nearly always an hour of chatting? he he he. I'm amazed you were brave enough to hold the phone to your ear when the wires are likely to be zapped outside. :-) In an attempt to make you feel safer though, during thunderstorms, I would think there's very little chance of your home being struck, because of the closeness and height of the surrounding buildings and besides, if you're dry and earthed, you should be safe. It's probably more the loud noise that makes you fearful... the ferocity of the storm was quite great. We had two... so where's your other one gone? lolol Brightest Blessings my friend... stay safe.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 07
Well we had 3 lol but the last one was only little
@rhinoboy (2129)
25 Jun 07
LOL My grandma calls and keeps me on the phone for as long as she can, talking about any old thing (what she bought at the shops, what she didn't buy, the birds in her garden etc etc). I'll be sure to check what the weather is like next time - she may have an alterior motive like you!!
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 07
Hahahaha yes you never know lol
@MsTickle (25058)
• Australia
25 Jun 07
Hi Gabs. Did you know using the phone in a thunderstorm is verboten. You're lucky you didn't get zapped. I used to tell my kids it was the big clouds having an argument with each other and they began to enjoy the storm and make up stories about what thjey were arguing about. Hope you're over the stormy weather by now. Hugs.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 07
Lol nope I didn't know but I am ok lol I needed to talk I was so scared Big Hugs to you
@mansha (6301)
• India
24 Jun 07
So sweet gabs, I get nervous too with all the thuinder and lightening. especially when we were living in jammu and there were hills and tall trees all around. The wind swayed them too harshly andI used to get really scared. I do control my nervousness though.Only thing that freaks me out is cockroaches now. I do scream a lot and my eight year old son has to rescue me from the situation.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Well that is like me with Spiders lol and my Son always rescued me and now I have to do it myself lol and it is awful
• United States
24 Jun 07
Gabs, next time it thunders and lightens, send it out my way. I love it. Or, emaile me, and I will talk you though it. I find it quite peaceful, funny that we both have such a different reaction to it. Stay well, be happy, and have a great day. I will send you some dry heat of 120 degrees today. :)
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Well Sweetie next time you can have it lol
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Hi gabs. You did good talking to your kids on the phone. I used to be scared of Thunder and lightening when I was a kid but not anymore. I didn't do anything it just disappeared by itself. Here in California, it's rare that we have Thunder and Lightening. But I am moving to Denver to live there few months and I know they have some bad weather there in the winter so I'm sure they will have Thunder and lightening.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Oh dear well I hope it won't be to bad Sweet I just hate it I really do
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
Gabs you are hilarious. I feel where you are comming from though. I do not like to be alone when there is a thunder storm.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Lol well what are Kids for lol They know what I am like my Son used to laugh at me when I used to be crouched in the Corner of the Settee lol just talking and talking
@banta78 (4334)
• India
24 Jun 07
Hello Gabs, I am having great time laughing at your misery. LOL. I just replied to your other post about thunder. Well you did well to talk to your kids that would have been reassuring. And hopefully with all the talking you were disatracted enough not to think about thunder. LOL. What jumping Gabs would like? I feel it would be good exercise, don't you think. LOL. Good luck and hope thunder doesn't come back for dear Gabs sake. Have a nice day. :)
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Lol well I am glad that I have made you laugh Sweetie lol It did come back lol but I thought I better not phone the kids again they already had earache lol
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
lols gabs, good thing you dont call your kids to get you home hahaha...you sure is funny gabs trying to do just anything to ignore those thunder and lightning, well if it was me then surely I'll do the same lol
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
Hahahaha well the last resort would have been turning the Music up loud lol even though I do not like that
• Canada
23 Jun 07
It was thundering and lightening all morning in our area as well this morning and I am hoping it is over as well . While it was thundering and lightning I was talking on the phone with a friend but still was worried about the fact that I was going to be hit because it was a cordless phone , I had unpluged my computer and my t.v for awhile but ended up plugging them back in . I hate the thunder and lightning becasue I worry about fires . That is my big fear that and the fact that the lightning might get in the house because a friend of mine had a house fire this way and almost lost two of her children years ago when the lightning got in the house throgh an open window and had no way out and her children were asleep on the couch where it was bouncing back and fourth . I have always been nervous since she told me this story .
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Oh goodness that is bad I am so sorry about that I actually did not know that it can get in a House to be honest with you that must have been very frightening and I am not surprised that you are scared
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
23 Jun 07
gabs i just responded to someone else who had thunder and lightening. Thats so weird. Anyways I love thunder and lightening. I can sit and watch it for hours. its so cool to see the lightening shoot across the sky. It gets me excited lol But i had a friend who was so scared of it she would hide in a closet. i felt for her . There was nothing I could say that would change her mind.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
lol I normally crawl under the bed or the cover hahahaha
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
23 Jun 07
I am glad that its over, however u do know that it is best NOT to be on the phone when the thunder is going on donĀ“t you. I remember when I was a kid - we were never allowed to be on the phone when the thunder was ongoing and also never watch Tv. I thought they were ridicilous until something actually happened with both tv and phone during a thunderstorm.. now i NEVER use the phone =)
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
Well I didn't know that lol but I suppose I better not do it again We have had another one since and apparently more on the way
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Now, I hope you were using a cell phone and not a land line phone :) Don't want to use the phone during a thunderstorm!! Feel free to blow it our way state side, we need rain so so bad here! Hope it's all over for you soon!
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun 07
I was using the Landline lol Well I did try to send it but it got lost and ended up in Scotland (sigh) must have given it wrong Directions