SOAP BOX: Destruction takes fun out of storms
I'M USUALLY excited for a bit of summer storm action but I think the destruction over the weekend has changed my mind.
For me, there's nothing more enjoyable than having to sweat it out through a hot humid day by spending it in the pool, down at the beach or in the air-conditioning before things cool down when a storm rolls in at night.
Going to sleep to the sound of rain and counting the seconds between the lightning and thunder were some of my favourite things to do as a kid and I still love doing them now.
Although, when the lightning strikes start to get too close it goes from fun to frightening.
That's definitely what happened on the weekend.
Sunny one minute and seriously storming the next.
I was at home when the storm hit. The rain and wind were so strong that water started leaking through the gap between the door and the floor.
Our power was flickering for at least half an hour and the storm wasn't fun or soothing any more.
I'd placed towels around the place to mop up the leaks and because the power was sketchy, I went out to grab some dinner.
I thought I'd been hit hard but then I drove past a tall tree, that had to be more than 100 years old, uprooted and resting on three cars in Peregian.
If Mother Nature could keep our summer storms to just some heavy rain and little bit of thunder for the rest of the season, that'd be great.
I think the destruction caused by this one is enough for this year.