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The Guest “Skedge” and a Question
Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Remember, there is still one contest running…
The Ellora’s Cave Grab Bag Contest (ends January 17th!)

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Just a couple of short announcements today.

First, I didn’t announce it here, but Ravished by a Viking is up for a Romance Studio CAPA award for best historical! Woot! I’m always over the moon when something I slaved over gets recognition. Especially, when I know it’s something different, and sometimes, different isn’t applauded. So, yay!

See? That was a very short brag!

So on to the meat of this post. I’m flying to DC to see my son and his family. I haven’t seen them in a long time, so I’m very excited about the trip. My ex lives there too, and I’ll be spending some time with him as well. The Red-Headed Hellion and the 7-year-old are going with me. We have a purpose, besides seeing everyone. I’m picking up the ex’s Honda Pilot and driving it back. Seems like I used to inherit his old cars when we were married, too. Hmmm… He keeps them in perfect nick, so I don’t mind so much and it gives me the perfect excuse for a road trip—we’ll be driving the car back from DC. I’ll be sure to take pictures!

While I’m away, I have guests who are coming to entertain you! Please  drop by and give them some encouragement. They really are great guests! Here’s the lineup:

Friday — Sharon Hamilton
Saturday — me, I’ll pre-post a Saturday Snippet and give you a chance to win something!
Sunday — Sidney Bristol
Monday — Taige Crenshaw
Tuesday — Rachel Firasek
Wednesday — Ann Jacobs

Every time you post a comment, you are adding an entry to the Grab Bag contest.

So, enough biz-talk. Let’s share your experiences.

What is the most incredible weather event you’ve ever been through in your life? (Question from “The Question Guys”)

18 comments to “The Guest “Skedge” and a Question”

  1. eli yanti
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 9:01 am · Link

    Hi Delilah,

    since i lived in Indonesia and we only have 2 seasons : summer and rainy, and i’m prefer like summer then rainy, i don’t know, i just don’t like sounds of rain, it’s just annoying



  2. amanda h.
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 9:02 am · Link

    It sounds likes it will be a great road trip,and you get to bring back a new car! well not a new car but new to you LOL. hope you have a fun and safe trip.Cant wait to read posts from other aurthors.Please enter me into the grab bag contest! i need some good books to read!! :) hope i win.



  3. Shawna
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 9:04 am · Link

    Hurricane in the tropics and an ice storm in Vermont. Both amazing in different ways.

    The hurricane produced hail, which I had never seen before, so as a kid, colour me surprised! And then we were in the eye, such an eerie calm, with brightening skies. Really spooky.

    The ice storm the morning after produced the deepest silence I have ever experienced. With the trees, houses, and roads covered I was certain I had awakened in another dimension. A beautiful crystalline world.



  4. Grace
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am · Link

    Nature is not the same thing as weather, which we have plenty of here in the snowbelt of western NY.

    As a kid, even though I was only 9, I distinctly remember The Blizzard of ’77. And yes, people refer to it as the Capital B blizzard. 4+ feet of snow in 36 hours. We were out of school for 2 weeks and I remember opening up the bedroom window on the second floor and sledding off the roof because the snow was that high.

    As an adult, it would be The Ice Storm…..again with the caps. 6 inches of ice covered everything overnight in March of 91. Trees toppled form the weight of it, electric and telephone poles collapsed, etc. No electricity for 15 days. In March. In western New York. To this day I don’t find candlelight romantic. I go into full blown panic if the lights even flicker!



  5. Kathleen Charles
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am · Link

    Scariest weather event for me? Central Idaho mountains, summer, caught in a micro-burst. Kinda of like a hurricane and a tornado all wrapped up in a single package. We were driving back from a weekend in the mountains when it just started blowing, raining, and hailing so heavily that we had to pull over to the side of the road. Visibility had quickly diminished to nearly zero. The SUV was rocking with the wind and was being literally assaulted by huge hail pellets. It was quite terrifying.



  6. Leslie Stockton
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 10:26 am · Link

    Hurricane Katrina when my daughter was 9 months old…



  7. Sky Robinson
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I love a good snow storm. Three feet or more and the roads shut down for days and I am in heaven.



  8. Lisa J
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Has to be the blizzards we get here in Minnesota. This year it has been so warm we barely have snow on the ground. It’s supposed to be near 50 today.



  9. June M.
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm · Link

    My most extreme weather situations would be tornadoes and winter storms (heavy snow, ice, etc). In Kentucky, we seem to have a lot of various types of weather phenomena.



  10. Delilah
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 2:13 pm · Link

    I’m loving your answers! I love extreme weather. In Winter 2007 (I think), we had a terrible ice storm in Texas. We were stuck in the house for days, trucks had to park along the Interstate. Trees cracked and popped, dropping large limbs. It sounded like gunfire and small explosions all night and day. Then last year’s tornado season was tons of fun. Spent many hours in the basement. Missed the worst of the storms, like the one that devastated Joplin, but we had big winds that knocked down 100-year-old trees. I love it when it gets quiet and the sky turns green. Then the sound of the wind whipping up is so ominous…



  11. elaing8
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Ice Storm of 98.Weird seeing military tanks drive up and down streets.No power for weeks.Everything so silent except the crackling of the ice.it was creepy.



  12. tammy ramey
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 2:59 pm · Link

    my mom and i where thinking about this and the answers we came up with are about the same for both of us. i listed them below.

    1)in the 1960’s the earthquake at Hebdon lake Montana that moved the mountain from one side of the valley to the other and formed the lake itself. alot of people died in this event.

    2)the year i was born she went thru a hurricane in Florida (dad was in the Navy)

    3)we have both stood on our porch and watched as a tornado destroyed a trailer park a couple miles away.

    4)the year Yellowstone burned we lived within 50 miles of it and we were on constant standby to see if we would have to evac.

    5)the year after that there was a blizzard in Montana that lasted for 3-5 days and we couldn’t get out of our homes.

    6)then the one i remember because i was the same age as the kids, is in 198? when the earthquake hit Makey Idaho and destroy the school full of children. i was in the grocery that morning before school and the after shocks were knocking over all of the shelves.

    7)then in the late 1980’s there was the year that it was 60 below zero+wind chill for a week in Cody, wy where we lived and we had to leave our cars running or the oil would freeze.

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  13. Sunnymay
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm · Link

    A tornado was gripping where we helped a neighbor cut branches that were blocking his driveway. I leave where there’s Lake Effect Snow and the weatherman is generally off with forecast because sometimes we have all 4 seasons in a day with temps fluctuating 50 degrees. The weatherman says to wait a few minutes and it’ll be different. The snow we were clobbered with in the New Year is now melting. Another event was the Blizzard of 86 where I took 2 buses and walked 4 blocks to get to work at the hospital, spent the night (6 Hours) after working a double and did it again the next day.



  14. Zina
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Well, there was driving through a blizzard in Wyoming and we just kept driving past all the cars and big rigs that ran off the road because we couldn’t stop and if we got off the interstate we were stuck because they closed all the exits. Then there was the RI flood of 2010 when we had to drive my expedition through 4 feet of water with 11 kids in it to get to safety. Then we were in the red cross shelter for about a week. My poor car has never been the same and the Amtrak workers all stopped to watch us go by. I’m hoping that they would have come out and saved us if the car had stalled.
    Enjoy your trip and drive carefully, very carefully.
    Zina



  15. Maggie
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      · January 5th, 2012 at 10:33 pm · Link

    Been lucky. We just get cold and colder here.

    Have a great trip!



  16. Mary Preston
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      · January 6th, 2012 at 4:32 am · Link

    75% of QLD was covered in flood waters, just a year ago. The flash flood that roared through my town I could see from my front step. The flood waters crashed down The Range. Towns were wiped off the map & many died.



  17. ELF
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      · January 6th, 2012 at 8:59 pm · Link

    Do earthquakes count? Have experienced relatively big ones in both Southern and Northern California, but nothing like the ones that have been devastating other countries!



  18. Melissa Porter
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      · January 6th, 2012 at 10:36 pm · Link

    A few years ago we had a bad wind storm come through. It knocked out power for 3 days. It was during the winter her in Alaska. We had freezing rain along with the high winds. My family ended up camping out in the living room with blankets everywhere. We covered up windows and doors to keep the heat in. We had no heat at all. We live in an apartment that has no wood stove and our heat is run off electricity. We closed off the back of the house to just warm up the front part. We camped out in our local McDonalds and the Safeway grocrey store when they were open. They had power so we went there to eat and warm up. I have lived through power outages but not ones that lasted 3 days. Normally we get power back on with in a few hours. This time we had telephone poles snapped in half, trees down all over, a landslide that took out a relay tower for the power company. It was a mess. Crews from other parts of Alaska were flown in to help get power back on faster. THe Crews were working straight through. A friend of mine ended up working over 23 hours straight to help out. Not something we were use to or expecting.