I woke about 2:30 this morning, listening to the wind around us. It's a really awesome sound to hear the trees swaying, acorns dropping on the roof, along with chunks of branches.
At 2:38 (I looked), our power went out. This is not unusual for us because of all the trees around us. I went to unplug all the expensive electronics and returned to bed.
We got an e-mail (via my iPhone) that church was ON, so we cleaned up this morning and went. Lots of power and Power there (ha ha). I served in the nursery so my daughter could help with the worship music. It is such a huge blessing to be able to watch her share her voice and passion this way.
One little boy in the nursery cried the entire time. In my lap. In my ear, with occasional screams.
On the whole, I prefer the windstorm and things hitting the roof.
At any rate, we went out to lunch and the power came back on at 1:30 -- just short of 12 hours this time. Thank you Dominion Power and thank you God!
Thank all of you who sent prayers this way. The only mishaps we noticed are a LOT of branches down in the yard so lots of pick-up to do in the next several days. If only the mosquitoes had been blown out with the hurricane, it would be easy to do!