Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Good Storm

I love storms. I've never been one to be scared of thunder or lightening. Sure, it can get too close sometimes but for the most part a good storm is exciting!

I can always tell when one is going to start blistering up and these past few days have been ripe with possibility. Last night the wind picked up, the sky turned a murky shade of blake and the hail fell from the sky. Reese, Dustin, and I watched out the window enthralled with the excitement. Until....the electricty shut off.

Last night we spent the grueling hour and a half before bedtime without power. It was like hell on earth. Not that one really needs the lights but there are a lot of things that go along with electricity. For one, entertaining Dustin. He loves TV so when it's off he paces the floor, non-stop pacing the floor. The clocks are all off so my habit of watching the clock was broken. And since the sky was so dark, our house was too and candles with fidgety babies just seem like an accident waiting to happen.

Another strange thing about storms is you just never know what you are going to get. Sometimes the sun shines in the middle to charge it all back up. Sometimes the thunder is so big it shakes the entire house. And today the hail looked like snow. You just never know what is going to happen.

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