It was very quiet, at our home last week. No tv blaring, no air conditioner blasting, no microwave buzzing and dinging, no toaster shooting bread in the air (we have a very energetic toaster), no internet, no lights, no shower. Okay, there were drawbacks too.
Early Tuesday, our area was hit by a tornado. Irritating little Chihuahua and I were home alone and the wind blew and limbs were horizontal and the sheet of rain was so dense you could not see through it. It came up fairly quick and I watched the window, with one eye, while I got her harness on (she can be really slippery) and I moved a few things away from the window, and was ready to head downstairs.
Once, when I was a child, a tornado went over our house. It was one of my few pre-school memories but I remember the sound like a train was roaring overhead. I was also in one in Gettysberg, PA, while on vacation. That time was like this, except we did not have golf ball size hail.
Other than several trees down, and one very large limb on our roof, we were pretty lucky. We didn’t even lose a lot of food. Our cheap, little freezer from WalMart, was pretty packed and I put everything I could in there from the fridge freezer and it held. The neighbor lost half their roof as a huge tree crashed through it. The roads were closed with hot wires and trees. We had a level 2, stay off the road order and a water boil order.
By Thursday, the weather was heating up and husband needed airconditioning or I was going to suffocate him myself as his breathing, or attempt to, really gets loud when he has trouble. So, we were off to Indy for the cheap seats and air conditioning. Us, and the two boys watched two movies and ended up eating two, not so cheap, meals. The lights came back on Friday evening.
The things you really miss without electricity: showers and ice and an oven or microwave. I told them, if it happens again, we should just break out the tent and camp in the yard.