Yep, we had a strong thunderstorm move thru the area last night. While still at work, we had hail and strong downpours of rain. What was so awesome of the storm was the sunset that followed behind the storm. I so had wished that I had my camera with me! The color of the sunset was a color I had never seen before.. and BRIGHT! It was amazing, to go from a total black sky to a sky that was of a yellow/orange color. It was one of those once in a lifetime experiences. :)
I had called Brian and told him I was going to outwait the storm alittle, as I hate driving in lightening (its not that I'm scared, its just blinding when it does strike). Well I was behind the storm the whole way, and once I got about 8 miles from home, I thought something was different. Yep, all the houses along the way were dark! No electricity. It had gone out do to a tree having contact with a power line about 8:30p.
I arrived home to find Brian over at his parents, where he was waiting out the storm, just in case, as we don't have a basement. We stayed over there for about another 30 minutes and headed home. Our only light source was those solar lights, so we brought 3 into the house and set them up. We did light one candle. I fell asleep in my chair, and I was in bed around 11:15pm.
I woke up about 2:30am to discover that the power had been back on for an hour and 24 minutes. Good thing we hadn't waited up.
Its amazing how much we depend on electricity!