(Community Matters) Some pics from last night’s storm, which the AAS says was actually the collision of two supercell thunderstorms – one from Mason County and another from Fredericksburg.
Our back deck at 12:40 last night
yikes, most unfortunate. 10th St in east of Lamar
Hearing Tarrytown rec’d even worse damage. Windows were blown out of some downtown buildings, including the Capitol dome.
Question: what would cause this. Thursday afternoon I noticed my pool and the ponds had lost water during the storm rather than overfilled.
(Community Matters) Hit Aldridge Place right at midnight. At one point thought I saw green light so staked out place for coverage in case heard “the train.” Like many areas in Central Austin, the hail, gusts and rain were extraordinary. No major trees down on my block. Our electricity back on within two hours. Austin Energy even called to confirm power was back at our place. As I’ve been around town this morning, Clarksville certainly candidate for most impacted neighborhood. Down trees have closed several streets. Looked as if Lee Elementary may be closed. Saw fence and deck damage at Christine’s & Charles’. Have pics to post but remote now.
Coffee with Bishop Greg Rickel and friends this am. Very cool Habitat for Humanity planning meeting too. Currently waiting for American Youthworks luncheon to get underway at Hilton. Steven’s sent current pics from Ground Zero. He’s got the day off in NYC and hitting all his favorite haunts. Posted by Blackberry. Please forgive typos – tiny little keys.
(Community Matters) I knew exercise is dangerous. This morning I was on a pilates reformer, sitting up on a box, leaning way back, achieving a strong arch when the strap holding my legs broke, sending me feet over head, crashing down into the well while my legs crashed into the bars. Tonight, feeling like a truck hit me. Lucky nothing broken though pretty good bruises materializing. Hmm, guess I’m gonna have to get back on that horse soon. Physically, this hasn’t been the best last few months. I must have screwed up my karma somehow.
(Community Matters) Carl’s the CEO of Thinkwell, the totally groovy company where EF is lucky to have its offices. Thinkwell is very into birthdays. Yesterday we celebrated Carl’s.
Happy Birthday, Carl
Dr. Carl Tyson
The company is one of Steven’s very favorite. His micro and macro Economics series are longtime sellers.
(Community Matters) CA’s Supreme Court has indicated it’ll issue its long expected ruling on gay marriage tomorrow. Expect CA to make marriage between same sex adults legal – finally, another enlightened US state where our marriage will be recognized.