Thunderbolts and lightening, very, very frightening!

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
September 29, 2009 5:20am CST
I woke up this morning, hot from cats laying on me and hydrolic pressure. I staggered to the bathroom and dealt with the latter and lay back down trying to keep the cats from over heating me again and I heard "furniture moving" sound of thunder - "?" I kind of sat up and then it happened again. That little cool front we got yesterday is giving us some more of that much needed rain. of course that means I can't get back to sleep with all the noise (and the cats jumping)
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@savak03 (6678)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Sounds like perfect sleeping weather to me. Up here the rain is past, at least I hope. We had a lot of flooding up here and I hope we get time to dry out before it gets much colder.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
things are growing again, now that we've gotten some rain - I wish I could sleep, but those cats just kept walking on me!
@BarBaraPrz (20672)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Sep 09
Hey, don't knock it. Where else will you get free Shiatsu massage?
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@savak03 (6678)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Don't I know it, but if you could only get them to hit the right spots.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Sep 09
As i have said before u & those cats, lol. I'm glad u are getting the much needed rain. We are having some beautiful days after rain nearly every day last week. enjoy your day.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
well, I gotta go to work and make money and buy catfood - wish I could find a home for a few of these cats! - but it wouldn't help much because the ones on top of me aren't looking for homes!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Sep 09
wHY WOULD THEY BE, THEY HAVE IT MADE, LOL.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
there are some cats - well, a lot of cats actually, that are here for good - for various reasons. Sassy is too old, Timus has FIV, Oliver is our baby, Taj is MY baby, Solo is my grandson - he was my c-section kitten, Scamp I inherited - and now he's 12, Chalube and Kit we promised to not rehome, Rygel is too special, the roomie wanted to keep Ping and to keep Ping we had to keep Pong because Ping was/is so attached to his brother, etc, etc, etc...
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Thunder only gets to me if it hitas right over the house wehn I am asleep then the boom wakes me. other than that I do like to watch the lighting show when we have them at night. and loved to hear the thunder roll
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
NORMALLY that's the way I am, but we are so out of the habit of having it around here its just not in the normal range at the moment
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I see
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29 Sep 09
Hi Elic, Is it still raining? we haven't rain latley, keeping fingers crossed we won't have any, it has been really nice, the sun shinnning, the birds singing, but it has now got cloudy but won't be getting any rain today anyway, look after yourself. Tamara
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
not at the moment, but might later today again - sun is shining and its beautifully cool - but this is Texas - booming at 5 a.m. sun shining at 9 a.m.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Sep 09
It rained here in Texas yesterday..I really do not mind the rain to bad but lightening I am very afraid of..so i stay far away...My Mother use to scare me about lightening stricking us....
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
they were telling us to stay away from electronic equipment - so, OF COURSE, I'm on the computer...
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Both my grandfathers always told me that thunder was potatoes rolling off God's roof. Does it scare your cats? My dog Gus is terrified of thunder while Cookie couldn't care less. Thunder nights Gus nearly pushes me out of bed he's so close!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
never heard that one, God or angels bowling, but never in the family - none of that stuff in my family! I don't think the cats would be bothered if it hadn't been so long since we've had very many storms.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Cats get really freaked out don’t they? Our poor dog is even worse whenever there is lightning and thunder. We have a tin roof and it is really loud just when it’s raining! My husband loves it, I feel a bit spooked and not too comfortable. I am a light sleeper and it definitely keeps me awake but the rain is most needed here too.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
well, normally they do pretty good, but I guess we just haven't had enough thunder lately that they are jumpy... I like the rain, but after a nice 4/5 hour nap, its hard to get back to sleep...
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 09
Well I fall asleep to the sound of rain but Thunder well I hide under the Cover lol The only thing is Gissi digs at the Cover till he sees my Face lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I actually like the thunder and lightening, but not when I'm trying to sleep! I too sleep well with the rain, but the thunder... and the cats jumping when it booms loud - well, not conducive for sleeping
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• India
30 Sep 09
Are you a poet? The title indicates a poetic feeling. Oh! very nice topic. When it starts lightening I also starts jumping from one room to another. Oh it will be much better if I dug a underground shelter. It's very awkward when there is nowhere to hide excepting the toilet. LOL.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I borrowed (stole) it from one of my favorite songs by Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody... I'm not afraid of the lightening actually only a little disturbed if I'm not in some kind of safe building - its the more severe stuff that gives me pause - hail and tornados
• India
30 Sep 09
Oh boy! Oh boy you disheartened me. But it's ok. Yes it's very frightening when there is a hailstorm or tornedo. Where do you take shelter then?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Sep 09
hail storms I just stay inside and hope my car is okay - that is, unless I've taken my car someplace to get it out of the hail tornadoes - we are told to take shelter in a windowless interior room - fortunately I've never actually had to do that...
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Ma, ma, mia, fig-gero, now you have me singing! Mostly in my head, though. I'm having pressure of my own. Sinus pressure. Ate two cloves of garlic and it's gone, the pressure, but not my sinus head. Have a ginger root boiling now to see if that will help me. Well, I think you had wanted it before, now you got it! Be careful what you pray for!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I totally love that song - and the rain, just wish the cats had allowed me to sleep a bit later!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 Sep 09
KISS is amazing in that song. Well sleeping with cats has it's hazards and animals always want to be fed around the same time every day or want to wake you up when they're having a crisis, so sleeping in with animals is hard.
29 Sep 09
Hi, I hat lightening and thunder. My dog goes nuts, when it is a storm, she is scared of it. I hate the lightening, if i am outside, i freak out LOL if lightening strikes :(
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
good thing you don't live in parts of the U.S., Florida for example, you have to live with them
29 Sep 09
I would love to visit Florida, but the storms, and insects??? spiders? (i have heard) would totally freak me out! LOL..
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Well, the sound of Thunder does not really bother me unless it sounds like it is immediately overhead. Lightning is actually cool to watch I feel unless really close to you as well. I live in an area now that even though at times we get a lot of Rain, we do not get that much Thunder and lightning so the few times we do it is quite interesting to see.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I'm not really afraid of either, but I was awake because of the cats and then the storm arrived and kept me awake
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Furniture moving sound of thunder, I haven't heard it called that but you are so right, it does sound just like that! I never thought of that and I like it! I'm going to have to remember that for future use. I wish it would rain here. We just had a heat wave where it was over one hundred degrees for days but it cooled off yesterday so it is feeling nice here, finally! Sometimes it seems like the heat will never end. Have you tried the foam ear plugs to block out some of the noise? I buy them all the time and use them every day and I couldn't do without them now. They're almost as necessary to my life as breathing at this point!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I have some, but I don't like them, they block the noise, but also create a vacuum feeling in my ears that I find very uncomfortable
30 Sep 09
hot day is terrible, i can often hardly sleep at all night long
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Sep 09
the day wasn't so hot, it was those 100º cats sleeping all over me - that's not bad when its 32º (0º C) but a problem with its warmer
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Hey Elic! Now I have that song blasting in my brain! I loved "Queen"! That is such a great song! Ahhh! Poor kitties! My kitties don't really react to thunder and lightning. I have watched them and they don't seem to really get spooked! I think the vacumn upsets them more! But, I only have two cats and I know how uncomfortable that can be with them stretched out on top of me when I try to move in bed! You poor thing! I can't imagine how you can breathe!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Oh, I'm glad SOMEONE recognized it! Would you believe Maggiepie tried to tell me it was from Blinded by the Light had to prove to her it wasn't!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
29 Sep 09
We could use some rain even with thunder and lightening. I used to have a dog who would hide under the bed when the thunder rolled.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I'm not unhappy with the rain, just the darn cats waking me up and then the rain keeping me from going back to sleep - I'm really needing to do some makeup sleeping...
@sanji66 (21)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Yep! Its very frightening... Ive experienced it also there was this time in our country experience so strong thunderbolts and lightning. After some days we experince a tropical storm and suffered from 200 deaths of people because of high flash floods. Our climate now and weather is not really normal. Hope this respond help you.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
its actually a quote from a song by Queen - and I will say that flooding is pretty scary, not that I have had water in the house, tho when I was a child, we had a near thing. I'm actually on a raised area, and the only way I could have a flood is if most of Austin were already under water...
@BarBaraPrz (20672)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Sep 09
We've had rain, too, since Saturday, and high winds yesterday, but no thunder. And as much as I don't like the change in the weather, I'm glad it's nowhere near as drastic as our friends in the Philipines experienced over the weekend: the equivalent of a month's rain in 12 hours! And now, the storm is lashing at Vietnam.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Sep 09
really, tho a month's worth of rain around here is nothing like a month there - and besides, its stopped raining again at the moment
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