2011 Haboob

9 Jul


I added a new word to my vocabulary.  :)  Syd and I were enjoying a nice swim in the pool when I saw the giant wall of brown approaching our way very rapidly.  We called in to the boys and by the time they got outside it was time for us to be inside.  We turned off all the lights and opened the front blinds to watch the crazy storm and play some Candyland by candlelight.


Then the next morning I got to clean up the craziest mess I have ever had to clean up outdoors.  Thank goodness for masks!


Our pool cleaner stopped working a couple of weeks prior to the storm and so I guess it was time to force us to buy a new one.  :)  Our new one was working over time last night. :)

2 Responses to “2011 Haboob”

  1. Great G'pa & G'ma July 10, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    A new pool?!! Wow! We heard about the sandstorm and were glad we weren’t there. When I was camping with my parents (in the 1930s …so well before your time), we had a sandstorm hit at our campsite. The 3 of us piled into the car & kept the windows closed but the sand seeped in anyhow! What a mess we had to clean up when it was over …both inside the tent & in the car! We were camped on a river bank, and had to take a swim in muddy water! No other bathing facilities in those days.

  2. Andrea July 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Not a new pool just a new pool cleaner. Sounds like your camping trip sounded similar to what we experienced. The inside of our house smelled like dust for a day.

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