I was prepared for storms last night, but I didn't realize how bad they would get. One minute it was just thundering a little bit, the next the wind picked up and hail, nickel and golf ball sized, started slamming the house and the lightning was awesome. DH's custom truck was under the carport, but both jeeps were out in the yard. I wanted to go move the jeeps under the carport and would have had it only been the hail; but I don't mess with lightning. It finally slacked off enough that I could go out and move the jeeps - closing the proverbial barn door after the horses got out. I carried a big flashlight with me and used it to check my jeep's windshield for damage before moving it. With the flashlight shining something flew right in front of my face. Poor little bird hovered right in front of the light's beam for a few seconds before flying into a nearby tree. Poor thing looked so confused. DH says I would have been confused too, if I had been happily roosting when I started getting plinked on the head by hail. The big tractor is not under cover and it hailed hard enough that it turned the headlight switch on. All I could see was two lights shining through the darkness. The kitchen flooded. Old farmhouse drives me crazy sometimes. I kept waiting for the tornados, but thankfully there were none. The storm has now moved east. Hope all you eastern BYCers stay safe.