Friday, June 5, 2020
Waiting in the Window
My hopes to post daily were hijacked by the derecho storms that pummeled our area on Wednesday.
derecho: a widespread and severe windstorm that moves rapidly along a fairly straight path and is associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms.
We lost power in the early afternoon on Wednesday. We lost cell coverage shortly afterwards. Occasional texts could be sent and received but that was it. Later that evening, we had a tornado warning. Down down down to the basement we went and stayed for a few hours. Lilah Rose was not pleased to hunker down there but we did not give her a choice.
Almost all the neighboring towns lost power. Trees were down everywhere. We lost a few branches but nothing dramatic. The power did return late last night. And the air conditioning felt wonderful. We did have to throw out the food in the refrigerator but the freezer food was saved.
It has been a long week and I, for one, am glad it is almost over.