It may not hold a candle to Illinois, but this valley has its own version of meteorological excitement. Yesterday the radio happened to be on so that we heard a tornado warning for our county--the second in one week's time. The announcement was followed by a torrent including several minutes of pea-sized hail. Afterward, the temperature plummeted, swooping down into the 50's overnight. NS got to try out her fuzzy blue hand-me-down sleeper (from the IL cousins). Today, with the thermometer still hovering in the 60's, I broke out the jeans and sweatshirt. Let's hear it for autumn in August!