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July 3, 2012 / Leslie

Random Tuesday – After the Storm & Some Winners

Weird Weather

Hail on the deck stairs

Hail on the deck stairs.

The Chicago area is still recovering from the 15 minute destructive storm that blew through at 100 MPH on Sunday. I spent much of yesterday cleaning up the debris from the high winds while accompanied by an audiobook of The Chaperone. The book is very good, and it made the mindless task of picking up branches, raking leaves and tidying up the garden a bit more tolerable.

Now we have sweltering heat. Thankfully my power has been restored but there are still a lot of power lines and trees down. We are very lucky that no trees fell on the house. Most of my damage was to landscaping and from the hail. Tiny pellets that shredded the plants. We needed rain, but not like this.

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the US. Anyone doing anything exciting? I’ll be relaxing in my backyard until the heat drives me indoors.

Giveaway Winners

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins ClarkSuiteJuju from Tales of Whimsy
has won an audio CD of

The Lost Years
by Mary Higgins Clark

(Audiobook Week Winner)

Believing The Lien by Elizabeth GeorgeRicki from Reading Challenged
has won an audio CD of

Believing the Lie
by Elizabeth George

(Audiobook Week Winner)

Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson WalkerSusan
has won a copy of

The Age of Miracles
by Karen Walker Thompson

(TLC Book Tour)

Really Random Tuesday is hosted on random Tuesdays by Suko at Suko’s Notebook. It’s a way to post odds and ends–announcements, musings, quotes–any blogging and book-related things you can think of.
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  1. sagustocox / Jul 3 2012 9:31 am

    Congrats to your winners…the storm was pretty random, but glad all is ok for the most part.


    • Leslie / Jul 3 2012 1:54 pm

      Random for sure. I went for a ride today and some traffic lights are still out and there are trees blocking roads and on houses. My hair stylist just called and cancelled my haircut. No power. 😦


  2. Suko / Jul 3 2012 12:48 pm

    Congrats to your winners! Thank you for doing an RRT post! I’ll link to it as soon as I do one.


  3. BermudaOnion / Jul 3 2012 1:13 pm

    We finally have some relief from the heat. I like it hot, but the 107 degrees we saw on Sunday was too hot, even for me. Nothing exciting going on here tomorrow – my guys will be working on their store.


    • Leslie / Jul 3 2012 1:51 pm

      I think the store is pretty exciting!


  4. diane / Jul 3 2012 7:37 pm

    Congrats to all the winners. Staying close to home on the 4th. vacation is up and work thursday:(

    Have fun Leslie.


  5. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jul 4 2012 7:59 am

    We had weird weather two nights ago too… We were woke up at 12:30 am to out cell phones squawking that we were in a flash flood warning. Never in my life have I seen that here. I tried to record the lighting the night of the storm on my phone, havent looked to see how that turned out yet.


  6. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks) / Jul 6 2012 12:00 am

    That is very strange weather! Glad you are okay and that you had a good audiobook to listen to while cleaning it all up. 🙂


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