Hail the Hail

As persons living here in Texas know, we are having our usual bout of springtime bad weather. Severe storms are crossing the state on a near daily basis. Thunderstorms, heavy rain and even tornadoes have touched down in the state, as well as the Midwest and Southeast.

Another severe weather form has also emerged from the skies: Hail. Texas has seen up to 2 inch diameter hail in the last few weeks. Hail is as damaging a form of weather as any other. Hail causes insurance companies heavy losses. For instance, bad weather during a hurricane can cause flooding and water damage. Hail destroys everything underneath it. We had a nighttime hailstorm here a couple of years ago. It ruined my roof, our fences and damaged two of our cars to the point they required $9,000 in repairs. Yes, that’s without broken glass.

We sought to place our RV in a covered storage yard. That expenditure doubled the amount we paid but gave us at least some reassurance the vehicle would be at least partially defended from the weather.

It also makes us much less likely to go out on a trip.

Part time RVing is somewhat dependent on good driving and touring weather. Who really wants to go out and spend a weekend in a rainstorm? Consider the fact that a hailstorm could ruin your coach in minutes. I have a colleague who has had his RV pelted with hailstones 3 times in a year. He insists the roof is still good. Another colleague had his RV bombarded with hail, suffering near complete destruction. I recommended he part the vehicle out and scrap it.

It’s very hard picking a time to go out because the storms could return at any time. They can strike anywhere so we have to keep track of weather forecasts.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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