... but here I am, living in Oklahoma City (profile updated). Yes, every county in Oklahoma was red in the last presidential election. What can I say? I got a totally refurbished house at a fantastic price. My brother and his wife, with whom I get along famously, are just 5 miles away. The National Weather Center is about 20 miles away… for good reason. And, of course, there's Abbie, aka ERV. We have yet to meet, but I'm sure we will, Sooner or later.
Abbie and I disagree on the size of the hail that hit the area back in May. She says that it was baseball-sized (see the incredible video she posted), but I insist that it was softball-sized. Here’s my sister-in-law with a specimen of lesser diameter than some of the holes in her roof.
One hailstone not only passed through the roof, but also cratered the attic deck. My neighborhood was spared. But I am rethinking the deductible of my homeowner’s insurance.