Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Close encounter

12:15 Flash! Boom! The whole RV seems to jump in place. I guess that one was close. The rain on the roof is deafening. The storm comes in waves, the quiet periods lull me almost to sleep - then flash, wait for it, boom. Five miles away now. The wind howls and the rain attacks once more.
I like to listen to the radio when I'm laying awake in the wee hours of the night. I can't hear it.


Frank said...

When I was a kid growing up in New Orleans we'd sometimes spend the weekend at a fishing camp out in the Rigolets. Fishing camps out there all had tin roofs and New Orleans has wonderful thunder and lightning storms. I *loved* sleeping under a tin roof with the tropical-storm-intensity rain pounding the tin and the lightning strobing the horizon while the thunder roared like Odin waking up with a hangover.

Ahhhh. I slept like a brick.

Anonymous said...

Wow Scott....sounds like you guys are really getting some pretty foul weather.

Last night we happened by a shopping mall that was preparing for an RV show. There were RV's all over the parking lot and my wife insisted that we stop to look and see.

Everything was locked up but we looked around and saw some remarkable Class C rigs. The prices were a bit lower than expected. My wife found one with an open door and we sneaked into it and she got to look around. After we left the Mall parking lot my wife couldn't stop talking about an RV lifestyle. Now she wants me to take her to a RV dealer so that we can look inside more Class C rigs.

I've been reading some of the RV forum's and I was a bit surprised to read about the fact that since 2000 Class A RV prices have been coming down and Class C RV prices have been going up. I saw examples last night where a Class A RV was going for $80K. and a Class C RV was going for $105K. But what excited me the most last night was finding an 21-25 foot Four Winds Class C for $29K. I've got a lot to learn about this Class C phenomenia, but it gives me something to do to look forward to retirement.

Hope your days get better.

CiaoBella! said...

Think sunshine! Nope, none here either! Enjoy the ADVENTURE! These are a few moments you will never forget!