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%&"§%$%(! weather...

The day started out sooo nice. About 35°C, sunny and just an awesome summer day. So: decided to put two chickens on the grill in the garden for the evening and just hang out while they were roasting to crispy perfection. Brought my notebook, iPod touch and my hookah - beer is already "installed" as a fixture next to the grill. In other words: a *purrfect* evening was about to happen.

Then - about 20 minutes before the chickens were done - the sky got cloudy and the local weather service said something about potential of thunderstorms. Note: around here, these are usually much more thunder than storm. Not this time though. Just as we started eating, it started to rain... still no problem: our BBQ-place has a roof and two walls.

Some minutes later all hell broke lose... rain wasn't falling vertically anymore and my nice BBQ-place turned into a fishtank with air bubbles. Water was about an inch on the stone tiles where normally there isn't any water at all.
My chicken and french fries were floating off my plate, the hookah had more water on the outside than on the inside (includeing the tobacco). The only good thing was that my notebook, iPod and mobile phone also had more water on the outside than the inside - all three still are in good working order but were dripping wet... :(

Bottom line: §%"$§% end to a perfect day.

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c_eagle
Jun. 13th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Bizarre! We don't get the FAST changes here with our inversion layer... glad the equipment survived!
atkelar
Jun. 14th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
It seems to have been a half-a-century kind of thing... our neighbor lives here for over 50 years and never ever had water anywhere near their door (there's sort of a patio there) - and the entire door was wet from the rain.
Hopefully this deoesn't become the norm :(
skoristhestray
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I’m sorry to hear about your ruined barbeque. I can’t imagine such a deluge coming up that fast.
It’s probably all those animals that escaped from your neighbor’s pen, but I can’t help but imagine you picking up two live chickens in your garden and throwing them on the grill.
For some reason I just can’t imagine someone actually owning a hookah bong. I thought that was just a prop in your puppet video.
atkelar
Jun. 14th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
LOL :) Our "hobby farmer" isn't quite our neighbor - he's three houses down the road. But he doesn't fool aound either! The escaped bunny only escaped twice before becoming dinner :P

Well, the hookah is the only thing I smoke - and since it's quite a feat to set up and clean it's reserved for nice, slow and lazy days in the garden which are few and far between. And before anybody starts any rumors: The only thing I put in there is tobacco... even though my videos sometimes might suggest otherwise ;P
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