Chad - the problem with Texas is that while we don't have to contend with hurricanes (unless one lives along the coast ), we are smack dab in the middle of Tornado Alley. And our Spring thunderstorms tend to rival hurricanes in the amounts of rain that comes all at once Summer temperatures in July thru early September tend to hover over 100 degrees. . .there doesn't appear to be any place on this tiny blue marble that is just right all the time
BJ - Here's hoping that you weather the storm with minimal hassle and damage. Please keep us posted
I have a good friend and her family who live in North Dallas. I've become very familiar with the Tornado Alley scares! I can say I am quite grateful for the weather here at the base of the foothills of the Appalachians. I get shielded from quite a lot of harsh weather on all sides. I would never want to live anywhere else for this very reason! And then there is the sheer beauty. Here's a shot of the south side of my place. I took this with my phone so I guess it got turned automatically. Sorry. That is Pilot Mtn in the background. I hike there often and there is a wonderful park with trails all around the "knob". MANY university students come to climb there and it is a sight to behold on several fronts!