Monday, July 09, 2007

How to protect your vehicle in a hailstorm


This is a public service announcement. As some of you may know, a vicious storm swept through Southern Ontario yesterday, and Environment Canada is now investigating the possibility that one or more tornadoes touching down.

Of course, everyone knows what to do if severe weather or a tornado is imminent - run for the basement!

Unfortunately, I have a couple of relatives who value their vehicles more than than their heads; although as you can see from the photo, precautions were taken to protect the upper part of the body with a stylish upside-down chair helmet.

On the plus side, relatives and vehicles are all safe. Not one dent on the vans!

The heads of my family members are also recovering from the compulsory wine consumption that is a necessity for an emergency of this magnitude.

Not sure how well the washing machine will fare after handling all those soggy comforters though.

26 comments:

Kingston said...

OMG,, Thats my wife with her Pacifica,..LMAO

Kelly said...

Glad to provide the public service announcement. I think we were rather ingenious with our car protection! Maybe we can sell comforters as a new car accessory? (for a much inflated price of course!)....and maybe it should come with a bottle of wine!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Don't forget the indispensable helmet!

Carolyn said...

Chair helmets! LOL!! Let's market that!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Carolyn, the hail that accumulates in the underside of the helmet could cool your wine! Very eco-friendly.

Joe B said...

What a great story & picture. Free ice cubes from heaven! Did you think about laying down in the grass for a free "hailstone massage"? Cheaper than physio....

Anonymous said...

And yet, here on Ontario's West Coast
less than a half hour from Mildmay we got not one inch of rain yesterday....go figure. Still dry as dust. No relief in sight.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Did you think about laying down in the grass for a free "hailstone massage"?

lol! Just don't forget that all-important helmet, Joe!

liberal supporter said...

That was a Liberal hailstorm, of course.

You forgot the standard adjective that must be used with anything bad that happens.

And it's no surprise the CPC vans are undented.

Richard said...

LS - a liberal hailstorm, you say?
You sure it wasn't Mike Harris' fault?


I enjoyed a liberal thunderstorm in Burlington yesterday, somebody else stole our rain.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

And it's no surprise the CPC vans are undented.

Ah, yes. The tin-foil hats are standard equipment. ;)

PGP said...

If I may --- this OT item caught my eye!!
From Here!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow! PGP, they really are getting desperate in Toronto.

liberal supporter said...

toll sidewalks?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of blaming Mike Harris for everything from crabgrass to male pattern baldness how is it the provincial media isn't reporting on the e-coli problem of late in Hanover, Ontario...just a few kilometers from Walkerton???

Are the Liberals hoping this gets no attention ahead of the election?

Moebius said...

Hey, I think Harris is responsible for some of my hair loss!

Brian in Calgary said...

toll sidewalks?

LS: Please be careful. Don't give Jack Layton's soulmates in Saskatchewan any ideas. I have family there.

Moebius: I think Jack Layton is responsible for my hair turning grey.

Moebius said...

Layton's pronouncements do cause me a little distress, until I realize he could never get into power.

I admit I did vote for Bob Rae for premier once. It was a protest vote, I swear!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Moebius, I confess to the same temporary insanity.

Mac said...

How's that for global warming??!?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mac - lol! And didn't it snow somewhere at one of the Live Earth concerts? Of course all weather is the result of climate change and human influence.

We humans are something.

liberal supporter said...

didn't it snow somewhere at one of the Live Earth concerts?

I haven't heard much about the concerts actually, but I looked it up. One was in Sydney, Australia where it would be like early January here at this time of year.

Another was at Rothert's Research Station in Antarctica. At 67 degrees South. it is just inside the Antarctic Circle.

It would be surprising if it did not snow!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - I can't remember exactly where I read it. It was a link off a Blogging Tory site.

Therefore I suppose you would dismiss it as nonsense. ;)

Moebius said...

Don't think it snows much in Antartica. But you don't get a lot of melting either.

Moebius said...

Whoops...Antarctica.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Moebius, we don't worry about little typos here.

Dang, I wish I could remember where I read that!