Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zombie Proof - Storm Proof?

They claim the house is zombie proof. (It is worth the click to see the other images.) After the recent storms, I think I want one as it looks to be weather proof.

Fortunately, my house did not suffer any damage during the storm. My car wasn't so lucky. I had to go to Nashville for meeting. A couple of guys rode with me for the one day trip. We made it through heavy rain and wind on the way out in the morning. On the way back, it wasn't as bad - until we got off the interstate and on to Mourfield Road - a quick look and map below. Try the Street View for a better sense of the road if you aren't familiar with it.

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Mourfield has crazy curves, is steep, and is cave-like due to the surrounding trees. Driving it at night, in the rain, with heavy fog, and a blanket of green debris was challenging to say the least. I was going about five miles an hour and had to stop multiple times to figure out where the road was. It felt like something out of a Swamp Thing movie. And that wasn't the worst of it. Minutes later, the car took a beating from a hail storm. We made it to Dano's house, but he was stuck in the car during the hail. It was deafening when the hail hit the car. I am very surprised that the windshield didn't shatter.

After the hail passed, the remainder of the trip was fairly uneventful. (Although, we did have to turn around as a tree had fallen on Bluegrass between the time we dropped Dano off and began to back track.)

I'm really lucky it wasn't worse. God protects fools and children.

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