We're where the red exclamation point marker is. Keep in mind that it was bright sunshine without a hint of a storm when I checked. It came quick, it came fast, and it came like it had a purpose. I took a short film - not as dangerous as Erin's funnel cloud, but the wind is obvious. So is my attempt to correct the boy's grammar, but the way I rephrased the sentence...it worked so the point would have been lost on him.
We lost power, as obvious by the candles in the fireplace, yet negated by my awesome flash, but the boy immediately exclaimed, "Hey! The Nook has a light! Can I go get it and read?
The dog was just as frightened as the kids. Before the power went out, the dog was huddled in the bathroom with the girl. He didn't come out all night. It's a small bathroom. He's a big dog. It didn't work out well.
We came out unscathed, but it was amazing the damage around us. Trees were down everywhere. Thank goodness the trees that were down on my way to school were all dead trees and obliterated as they hit the ground, but this afternoon as I was coming home, I noticed damage I didn't see as I drove to school in the dark. People everywhere were gathering limbs. leaves and debris. I can not believe I missed seeing our neighbor's tree uprooted this morning:
We got lucky; yes we did. The post I was working on when the power went out will have to wait for tomorrow. The morning will hopefully only come arond 6:00 AM tomorrow. Not early, but early enough. Sweet and safe gardening dreams.