Thursday, February 18, 2016
The wind blew at what seemed like gale force most of the day with sporadic rain. The full force of the storm held off until dark and then hit like Thor's hammer. Safe inside with a lap full of furry friends, we were happily watching "saved" segments of Downton Abbey when the power went out about 8:15. Once again I was so grateful for the nightlights that automatically convert to battery when there is no electricity. It makes all the difference, not being plunged into total darkness. I made the obligatory call to PG&E and then sat there. Hmmm. There's just not a lot to do when the power goes out at night, so I gathered my tribe and we went to bed.
Early to bed and early to rise. Blinking numbers on the clock this morning so power had been restored, but no idea of the time. Once awake, I can't just lie there so went to make coffee and find the cellphone. Aarrgh. Not much past 3. The wind still howls and it's pouring down rain. I can only hope all trees are standing.
It's going to be one of those days.