The Fogue Abode: That's the night that the lights went out...

Monday, July 18, 2016

That's the night that the lights went out...

Boy has the last four days been a whirl wind, and quiet literally. 

Thursday evening, I got home from work just in time for this massive storm to roll through.  I had just walked into the door when the wind went crazy.  It was a scary little situation.  Our back yard is full of trees, trees that we hope to get cut down soon.  We could hear the trees snapping and popping.  So I grabbed A and we headed for the closet. 

Trees falling on my house is a real fear of mine.

We were in the closet for a good 20 minutes listening to the wind howl and junk hitting our roof.  The lights were real quick to go out.  Thank goodness for smartphones.  We had a few YouTube videos to keep A calm and entertained.

When we emerged from our little hiding cocoon, we found trees, huge limbs and power lines down everywhere on our road.  This is a photo looking out our drive way with leaves littering it.

Thankfully, our little house survived the first natural disaster we have experienced in it.  Apparently the storm system brought straight line winds that knocked power out to over 130,000 people in our state. 

With the electricity out for what was going to be days and with the July Arkansas heat, we decided to pack up our camper and head somewhere that we could plug in at.  Thus leading to our little lake adventures this past weekend.

Thankfully for some awesome linemen, our power was restored just as we were pulling back home Sunday afternoon.

A enjoying Sunday evening playing outside as we unpacked.

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