Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Is that a train?
Speaking of the church remodel - for all the electrical work I did, I only got shocked once, at that mildly! Yay! Which reminds me, I've had this bizzzzzarre recurring dream lately. Like, variations on the same dream about a half-dozen times over the last few months. In it, there is a big, distant thunderstorm. Much bigger and more energetic than we typically get around here in Oregon. I am watching it, "oohing" and "aahing" like one might do when watching fireworks. Usually wife or somebody else is with me. It gets closer. Next thing ya know, lightning starts striking nearby trees and buildings and I (we) start looking for a safe shelter. Then the real weirdness kicks in: rather than a flash, the lightning stays "on". It is a loud, crackly column of lightning from the clouds to the ground, and it starts moving around. Cuts right through buildings and cars and stuff and kicks up debris like a small tornado. It starts coming towards me (us), at about a walking speed. So it is easily outrun and out-maneuvered. There's even an ozone smell present. Then another "bolt" appears, and another, and another, and next thing you know I'm having to elude these stupid things. We're yelling to each other about how we have to get out of here. In the dream it is scary as heck, but when I wake up I don't feel that panicky thing that usually accompanies a really bad dream. Strange.
I haven't run any ponytailed dipwads in electric SmartCars off the road in a long time, and I think the dream is telling me I gotta quit slacking off in this area. But I'm not sure. Iff'n y'all are good at interpreting this kind of stuff, I'm all ears.