Saturday, January 5, 2008

It was a dark and stormy day....

Here is what I wrote around noon yesterday just before the lights went out:

We've had such a mild year so far that it's hard to believe that the storm we've been hearing about for days has actually arrived. I thought I should do a quick post in case the power goes out.

Big Monterey Cypress trees all over the neighborhood like these across the street, usually guarantee that we are among the first to lose power because of falling branches, but so far we are among the few who still have lights and can watch the weather reports on tv.

But while I was proofreading, all went quiet.

The lights came back on around 4 am. HELLO. While the power was still off, but the weather had calmed down, I took Max for a walk around the block and took a few pictures. These are all from a one block area.

The husband and I were sitting in the dark last night with our handy and oh-so-stylish head lamps on talking about all the things we could do if we had a lantern, so we took a trip to the outdoor store in an area of town that conveniently still had power. Silly us to think that there would be even one lantern left on the shelf. I was there looking at the lanterns a couple of months ago and, believe me, they had a lot of lanterns of every variety imaginable. Hopefully there are more on order and we will go buy one on a sunny day.


Angie said...

WOW! I'm glad you guys are safe. Looks like one of our hurricanes made it your way. Do stay safe and warm.


Tracy said...

Oh, my goodness...what a mess, what a terrible thing. I'm so very glad you all are fine! May all be well ((HUGS))

Vallen said...

Now wasn't that fun? We didn't lose power but I have to say being cooped up for 3 days was a big bummer. Glad it's over. It looks like you guys had a lot more trees fallen than we did here. Let's pray that'll be it for the season!!!

Corrie said...

You have headlamps? DORKS : ) love ya anyway you sillies