My home is in the area where the hail hit on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Fortunately, I’m not in Helotes, which is a suburb just outside of FM 1604 (commonly referred to as “Loop 1604”) and was pretty much the hardest hit. Their H-E-B (a large supermarket chain) and Walmart stores were both closed by hail damage.
However, my father’s and my cars were parked outside and both sustained pretty bad damage. Fortunately they were under a tree, so it wasn’t as bad as it might have been. My dad has an appointment to get his damaged glass replaced next week and if that works out as smoothly as the people on the phone promised I’ll be getting my damaged glass replaced soon after that.
Nevertheless, worries about my car, and my roof, and debating whether to make a claim (I finally did so, but I may withdraw it depending on how my dad’s glass replacement works out) took up far more of my mental faculties than I could spare this week. I’m finally getting it together and finishing up the December 2015 National Geographic, so expect that writeup on April 19 followed by Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on April 21.