About 4:00 in the morning, Columbus got hit by a wild storm that left just as quickly as it had come, just in time to take Deena into work (we're only two blocks from the hospital, but I didn't want her walking into any freak storms on the way).
After picking up Mom and taking her to dialysis early this morning, I stayed awake long enough to see the terrifying reports about the tornado strikes in Missouri and Minnesota. I'm so sorry for all the pain and suffering that's struck those states and I pray that their recovery will be swift and sure.
I grabbed some Chinese after picking Mom up later this morning and getting her home, then came back to my place for an hour or so to catch up on "The Event" episodes and "Mike and Molly", then headed over to my church to help my minister Hywel figure out how to change the printers in his Epson printer and how to print CDs and DVDs on it. Of course, when I hit a couple of tough spots getting the set-up done, he started giving me a good-natured ribbing: With my brother Tim there also he spouted off, "Your brother here seems to be completely useless."
We did, however, manage to get the set-ups done and that Welsh ninny can print his buttocks off.
I love my minister. He's an old school Doctor Who fan and absolutely adores the new series.
Now, up until now the skies were as clear as bell, the temperatures were super mild, and I thought, damn, what a beautiful day this is
going to be.
No sooner did I get home than the skies grew dark, lightning struck, the rain poured... and, of course, while I
was working on a project for InConJunction on the computer, the power went out.
We were dark for about an hour and a half, without fresh batteries in anything but the mini-flashlight. The C batteries barely stayed strong enough in the radio to let us hear the current weather updates. So first thing tomorrow I'm stocking up on C, AA, and AAA batteries.
And I was in such a great mood this morning....