Last night at the Hotel Thompson was touch and go for a bit. A storm moved in with an evil grin on its face around 3:00PM. The skies got dark and the the clouds got all mean looking. It got all dark outside like it was around midnight instead of the afternoon. Thunder clacked and echoed. Hotel Thompson sits in a gully and when the thunder boomed, the house literally shook. For a few minutes, we thought we were going to have our own edition of the Wizard of Oz and instead of Toto – you would have me Bacon.
Then the sky let loose with harsh rain and winds. You could hear it hitting the house and windows. One earsplitting BOOM of thunder and we were then sitting in the dark. The purr things ran and hid under the bed in mom/dad’s room. I knew I was safe with mom.
The front room was dark and all you could see were lightening flashes. When that happened, I could see mom/dad for just a few minutes before it went dark again. It was like a scary movie.
CLACK – BOOM – FLASH – MOM/DAD – DARKNESS AND SILENCE.
It was something that this little piggy didn’t enjoy. We finally all got up and went to bed. What else was there to do? Thank goodness my iPad still worked. Mom set me up with a cartoon, tucked me in and stayed with me until I finally drifted off. There’s just something about her voice!
I think we finally got electricity back up around 7:15PM. You really don’t realize the things you take for granted when you don’t have this wonderful thing called electricity. Like for instance, going to the bathroom with no windows. It’s dark in there! And cooking. Stoves don’t work without electricity. Thank goodness my food doesn’t require cooking 🙂
I’m just glad that today is a new day – all full of sun and heat. So Mother Nature, if you’re listening, no more thunder storms for a while okay. We would really appreciate that 🙂
06/03/2013 at 11:24 am
I’m glad your house started not in direction to OZ with you on board (otherwise this would be the answer to the question if pigs can fly). It’s not comfy without electricity, so much things we can’t use without power. I hope Mother Nature will send no more thunderstorms to you.We had no electricity today too – but without a reason, except we are connected with the electric company in your area…
06/03/2013 at 1:01 pm
There you go – we are connected! It did a little bit of raining today but nothing like yesterday. No more repeats of yesterday. It was something scary! XOXO – Bacon
Caren, Dakota and Cody
06/03/2013 at 11:51 am
we had a few of those storms too over the past few days…glad they are gone for all of us!
06/03/2013 at 1:02 pm
me too! Storms are not good. A little rain here and there, possible light – LIGHT thunder maybe. Storms and dark skies – NO WAY. This little piggy doesn’t like it. Good thing our house is made of brick and not straw or sticks – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
06/03/2013 at 12:37 pm
You brave thing! Glad you didn’t miss supper 😀
06/03/2013 at 1:03 pm
I didn’t. I can’t say the same for mom/dad – snorts. I offered to share but they said no. They went to bed with no dinner. Tsk – Tsk. But momma said it was okay. Sleep was good. XOXO – Bacon
Miss Harper Lee
06/03/2013 at 12:56 pm
Oh, Bacon, I am so glad you did not have a Toto moment! Before I was born, my humans were without electricity for two weeks after a hurricane. If my mommy had a dollar for every time she flipped the light switch in the bathroom and then realized there were no lights, she could have bought a generator! Glad those gray skies are behind you. 🙂
06/03/2013 at 1:04 pm
snorts – my dad did the exact same thing! PLOL (Pig laughing out loud). Whenever he went to the human bathroom, he kept trying to turn the lights on. It was funny. I snort at him everytime laughing… so did mom.
I could not even imagine TWO weeks. You are my hero! XOXO – Bacon
Katie and Coccolino
06/03/2013 at 1:23 pm
We connected through a storm! We had such a storm over here too, Bacon. Cocco didn’t seem to mind though 🙂
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
06/03/2013 at 6:04 pm
As long as I had my iPad, I didn’t mind it either. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
06/03/2013 at 1:32 pm
oooh scary!xx Speedy