Monday all afternoon our weather radio alert kept going off, warning us of a severe thunderstorm coming. As soon as the gray clouds started rolling in we got the house closed up, cars inside the garage and shed, and all outside toys put away. Then we waited. We've been desperate to catch up on gardening this week, so we stayed outside until we felt the first drop. Well, we ended up packing up just before the first drop, and then waited out on the porch, watching as the storm grew closer. See the wall of rain in the distance?