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 🙂