(before the storm)
A couple of days ago we got the first admonition:
Gale force winds anticipated at Cape Blanco Wednesday eve and Thursday morning.
Yes, indeed, I can assure everyone that the weather channel was correct.
Yesterday afternoon we did the last minute repairs.
At our age, just inserting a tube is a big deal.
Good thing. We have a flat roof, and if water piles at the top, the whole house will suffer.
We went to bed last night knowing we were safe.
Throughout the night, all that wind and creaking of trees and roof and windows kept us awake.
This is what's it like at nine in the morning on Thursday. We're still under a storm watch, remaining indoors and hoping our electricity doesn't go out. We use electricity for cooking and heating as well as communication and entertainment. Without electricity, we're back to the cave age.
(toward the end of the storm)
At this point, it's a dry storm, still able to disrupt utilities and down trees.)
In the next few hours we'll know what the damage is around the neighborhood.