Hello all! Yesterday was a very stormy day here in Western Washington. It poured all morning. It rained about 1 inch - that's 1 foot of snow for those of you in snowy climates. And then the wind started. It was very windy from 1:30p to 8p. The gusts got as high as 62 mph. Our power flickered a couple of times but kept coming back on, so I thought the worst was over. I was wrong. At 4:30p, the power went out and stayed out until about 2am.
The ferry that Brent normally rides home was too small to get through the rough waves, so he had to take a bigger one. They were even talking about canceling all ferry service to Port Orchard and busing everyone home. It was crazy!
Kitsap County was hit the hardest. They said on the news that 26,000 people were without power last night. About 10,000 are still without power. We're really glad to not be one of them.
We also really thankful that we didn't have more damage. One of my dahlia's got blown over and broken and there are a couple of largish branches that came down, but nothing hit our house, so that's good.
Needless to say, it was a dark and stormy night. We cooked dinner on our camp stove and played some Skipbo. It's really quiet and dark when there aren't any lights around. It's funny how much you come to rely on something! You don't realize how much until it's gone!
Have a good day! Hope the weather is better when you are!