Definitely half empty!

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Look right in the middle- see this hugh dent (the one that looks like a sledge hammer hit it)- this is one of many as my poor car got beat for 20 minutes with baseball size hail. The hood, roof and trunk have to be replaced (too deep to remove the 100’s of dings) and then repainted- I will be with out my car for about 2 weeks! We went over to Kansas to try a new Italian restaurant (which was very good) but boy did it end up being an expensive meal!

Rain, hail pummel Johnson County
The Kansas City Star

Thunderstorms swamped the metro area Sunday afternoon bringing cascading rain, spotty flooding and hail big enough to cause significant damage.

Hardest hit was part of Johnson County’s midsection, from Olathe to Leawood, as baseball-sized hail rained down over a swath from 135th Street to Interstate 435, the National Weather Service reported.

As much as 3 inches of rain fell in areas, and in Lenexa, 70-mph gusts damaged homes.

“This was pretty close to popping a tornado out,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Lynn Maximuk. “There was some rotation, but nothing touched down.”

Also, motorists on U.S. 69 near I-435 had to pull to the side of a very swamped freeway.

The worst of the storms died at the state line, though streets in Jackson County saw some localized flooding as torrential rains fell.

For all its bluster though, the storm brought no life-threatening injuries despite a raft of car wrecks, law-enforcement agencies said. High water was the most-frequent emergency call.

By shortly after 5 p.m., all severe weather warnings for the metro were lifted, as cloudy skies gave way to piercing sun and air-thickening humidity.



  1. Kay, Bob, Delaney, and Buffett said:

    You know my serpentine belt that was replaced also broke one of my pulleys. I was driving back to work after getting my nails done. Thank god I was able to get it into the garage at work and then I utilized my AAA memebership that I pay >$100 a year for and had it towed back to the dealership. As I’ve said many times… It sucks being a grown up!! But I also think that seeing Ms. Delaney will brighten your day. One grin and you can’t be sad anymore!! Hang in there!! We still love you!

    June 25, 2003
  2. La said:

    The serpentin belt Linda had replace last week (219.00) fell off- seems the pully now broke (another 149.00) there is something wrong with people today- sell poor quality product/work and expect hard working people to pay- and they wonder why people go postal?

    June 25, 2003
  3. Kimmers said:

    you can look at it this way…

    "when life hands you lemons… make lemonaide." (I hate that saying! I can’t even drink it anymore so that sucks even more!)

    You can always do what I do… stand there looking up to heaven and ask God "WHYYYYY??"

    Anyway, you and Lin are OK, that’s what is important, and yeap its just a car and a hottub and blinds… but it still sucks!

    June 25, 2003
  4. La said:

    Is that why they cut up my hottub to fix it (also draining it so I can’t use it), my blinds are still broke and my car is dented- can he/she remind me anymore that sometimes life sucks! I really need a Delaney fix to bring me back to the reason life is wonderful…soon!

    June 24, 2003
  5. Sue said:

    Karen, you really have to look at it like the cup is half full! You two could’ve been on the road and this happened, God knows what might have happened. Hate to think about it. Glad you are both fine.

    June 24, 2003
  6. Kay, Bob, Delaney, and Buffett said:

    I was just going to write and tell you that as long as no one was hurt that you were lucky it was just the car, but it seems you have already recognized this!! Oh, I think God makes these things happen so you realized that it sucks being an adult!

    June 24, 2003
  7. La said:

    Yes it can and given we were not hurt- I guess my cup wasn’t all empty- after all it’s just a car (with a deductible!)

    June 23, 2003
  8. Erin said:

    WOW! I cannot believe that! I’m glad that you are okay though! Gosh that weather can be mean sometimes!

    June 23, 2003

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