I was at Mom's this afternoon for coffee. In the middle of our visit I received a text from my friend Dave to say that N.'s dad G. was in the hospital. When I left Mom's, I went to the Foothills to see G. Turns out it wasn't super serious and he was ready and waiting to be discharged... waiting on a signature. As we prepared to leave, the Mother of all rain storms swooped in along with slushy hail. I'm thinking to myself, "...am I in for a new roof again this year??" We decided to wait out the storm at the coffee shop by the chapel. I'd parked at the church, so D. & G. gave me a ride to my van. I took the usual route home up 24th. Avenue across Crowchild Trail. As I came up 22nd Street to cut through the alley to home, I was stopped in my tracks by this:
My heart started to race, wondering if I might not be able to get to my house. Morley Trail was blocked off by emergency vehicles and tape lines.
This is the best shot I was able to get - it's the house three to the left of the alley, beside the apartment complex, beside the strip mall:
I went around behind the school and across to my place from the west. I was able to go in the back side of the alley from my place:
The next three shots show the overhead water feed from the back of the house:
Neighbours, police and fire crew were in the back alley:
I went around the block to get some shots from the school and East-bound down Morley Trail:
Walking back to the house, I wasn't quite fast enough to catch the shot - the Number 10 bus has been re-routed down Cochrane Road.
...and here I was concerned about hail damage to MY roof. Puts a new perspective on things, indeed.