A spectacular rain and wind storm earlier this morning knocked out power to our rural area. Since grades still had to be turned in, we mounted our metal beasts and headed out to the college, only to be turned back a quarter mile down the road. The very trees that had decapitated the power poles and downed the wires were blocking all exit from our little valley. So we returned home, to relax, find some day light to read, and eat ice cream sandwiches before they melt.
Several hours later, one lane under the downed tree was cleared (tree still on the power lines) and we hit the road for school. Grades are now in, and its time to leave for graduation (50 miles away in another county). I expect that the power will still be out by the time I get back this evening (after 9 PM). Let's just hope that the two hundred dollars of frozen and refrigerated groceries I bought yesterday doesn't go bad in that time.