We had a big windstorm yesterday afternoon and our power went out. Watching the facebook feed for our community was a little scary as trees fell across roads and onto cars. Luckily, it seems like nobody was hurt but nerves were frayed and all 22K of us were without power, and for many of us that means no water. We snuggled deep into our flannel and down last night and tried not to think about how long the power would be out. Just the other day we were talking about the storm 5 years ago when we were iced into the house and had no power for 5 days. I was laying there in the dark trying not to think about that time. My dog was super sick and we couldn't drive anywhere, even if a vet was open. It was terrible. Woke up at 5:30, it was 50 degrees in the house. No coffee. No stove. No lights. No computer. No flushing toilets. UGH! We were making out plans for how to best endure. Dan was getting the wood burning stove going in our basement. We can keep that room warm at least. Then the lights came on! HURRAY!! After a brief round of the Hallelujah Chorus, I went online and saw photos of our local linemen out there in the dark, cold and stormy weather working all night to remove trees and get the power lines back up where they belong. I looked outside, but no workers were in our neighborhood. So, please do me a favor. If you see a lineman today, please give them a HUGE hug for me and maybe a wet kiss on the mouth if you are so inclined.