Some of you might have heard about the storms and tornadoes we've had in TN, especially in Dickson where I live. Even more specifically, my neighborhood was hit hard, but mostly trees. It just missed me. I saw the straight-line winds whizzing by my house. I watched out the window in fascination and later on fear because I've never seen horizontal rain before. It was actually horizontal and really fast. I heard 70+ mph! Big, healthy trees were uprooted all along my street. They all seemed to fall in yards and not on houses, but some of them fell on power lines. I had no electricity from about 1:45 Monday until around 10:00 this morning. There was no damage to my trees or house. As I said, it just missed me. I think there was a tornado near here, too, and that rainy wind might have been part of it. Since I haven't seen the news but just read what people wrote on Facebook, I don't know much. It will be in the local paper today.
This morning when I went to breakfast, the Electric Company guys were up the street working on the lines. I stopped to applaud and thank them. They said some people won't have electricity until next week sometime and that there were 20 volunteer units here helping them. I saw them drive along my street last night around 10:00. They said they decided to work on it today during daylight. I said that seemed like a good idea and asked if they'd gotten any sleep. They said not much.
I've been going to bed really early since there's nothing else to do. While I was in the car charging my phone at night, I turned on the dome light and read. Yes, isn't it great that I know how to turn that off and on now? Thanks, Sam. It's been great having the iPhone, but I'm so glad to be able to type on the laptop instead of thumb-texting email. That's so tedious.
Well, that's my news. What have I missed?
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