You may have heard of a little storm we had roll through here two Saturdays ago.
Woke up to rain Saturday morning. The wind picked up and we were in tropical storm strength winds from early afternoon until wee hours of the morning Sunday. Kiddos managed to sleep with the wind rattling the roof above them. Downstairs we had windows open for the air and with the mighty storm raging outside one not-so-fierce Bella T. Doggie decided to forgo her bed and went for the narrow sheltered spot on my side of the bed.
Sprite T. Kitty was perfectly content as long as she had her blankie. The storm drove the mama cat into our room for the night as well. She typically sleeps on the office chair.
Of course, after the night we had, coffee was as much of a necessity as ever! No power, no problem...
We spent the morning out in the front yard cleaning up...lots of branches came down. Some bigger than others. Our Narnia lamp may never be the same. Visiting with neighbors who were also doing the clearing. Making sure everyone came through okay.
Our block of the neighborhood was somehow spared from the devastating damage that happened all around us. Our 80-year-old oak trees remained standing. Many others in our area weren't so fortunate. We lost power Saturday evening but had it back late Sunday night. It took another week to get our internet/cable back. I became very familiar with what my trusty little Droid can and cannot do! However, a smartphone is only as smart as the user, really. Again, it was a minimal inconvenience compared to the fact that neighbors the next block down didn't get power restored until three days ago. It's going to be months before all of the downed trees are finally removed and destroyed homes repaired but at least all power lines are restored and streets are open.