Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thunderstorms and Hail

When darling hubby and I retired in 2012, we made the decision to become renters instead of home owners. We want to use our spendable income to travel so that was an easy choice. We rented a house in north-east Fort Collins and started to settle in. For some reason, I didn't feel  entirely at home. It may have had to do with the property managers of that home. If anything went wrong, they were pretty slow to fix it and the property manager was a pill to say the least. I used to joke with my husband that I thought she hadn't taken her meds that day... As it turned out, I was right not to unpack everything, because the property owner decided to put the house up for sale. We found ourselves having to move after just one year. Ah, but God had a plan, even if we didn't.

We found Middel Realty in mid-town Fort Collins and decided to rent from them. A really good decision. They own all the houses that they rent and even offer two year leases. They are a Christian business and we have only had courteous, kind service for anything we need. They treat us with respect and we treat their property as if it was our own.

It was a good choice to move to mid-town because we are closer to our kids, closer to doctors, shopping, bus line and movies. I was really happy with our decision when we got a severe thunder/hail storm last night. We had some damage to screens on our windows and damage to some of the landscaping but our property owners are right on it and fix things as they come up, so we have no worries.

These pictures were taken seven hours after the storm. My lilies all had buds on them and were getting ready to bloom. The hail knocked all the buds off.

These were the piles of hail left.

This is the size hail I picked up after seven hours on the ground.

Rips in our screens. I was actually amazed that we didn't have any broken windows, because the hail was hitting the windows that hard.

It also ripped leaves off of the trees and bushes.
If you don't like the weather in Colorado, just wait a minute and you'll get something new!


scrambledhenfruit said...

Whoa! Those are some hefty hailstones! Hail can be so damaging- it's good that you have landlords who will take care of things.

SusanF said...

That is good news about finding a nice property with good landlords. My daughter has a nice, but older, [;ace but when anything goes wrong it takes a long time to get fixed. The owner does the repairs himself.

Thankful no windows broken. I am sorry about the lillies.