Monday, July 26, 2010

It was a dark and stormy afternoon

We had a major thunderstorm yesterday and the area is suffering a lot of damage. Luckily, our home fared well. We didn't lose power, although many people did. We had only minor damage to our trees, though when I took the girls to a program at our synagogue last night half of the parking lot there was blocked by a tree that fell right across its driving path. It was one of those crazy summer storms and the county isn't faring well in its recovery. Our morning commute was more than doubled because all of the traffic lights were dark, and none of them were repaired by the time we reversed our path home this evening.

The lovely husband, who is not one for hyperbole, described the storm as ferocious. "It was house-shaking."

So here's the thing: after a busy morning in the sun, I insisted E take the Sunday afternoon nap she often skips. I lay down with her, read her two books, and then I fell asleep beside her in her bed. The morning had worn me out, too.

We slept through the whole storm. We didn't hear a thing. Pin It