It was a good visit to Kentucky where I spent time with my four brothers and sister in law. I really enjoyed catching up with them, doing a little shopping and just getting away, I needed the break. My trip was pretty uneventful, compared to the weather which seems to be grabbing all the headlines. In Kentucky the temperatures soared to over 100 degrees. On Friday, from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, a small, upper-level disturbance near Chicago interacted with all the heat to produce a rare, straight-line wind-maker known as a "derecho." Winds at times approached 100 miles-per-hour, twisting and toppling too many trees to count, including the one below on our road. But the trees took down thousands of power lines, leaving more than 3 million people in six states in the dark.
We were among those that lost power on Friday night. I arrived home last evening after an 11 hour drive to a sweltering, dark house, which put me in a less than cheerful mood. Even though it cooled off after we'd gone to bed, not even hearing the Barred Owls in the quiet of the night could console me--I was miserable.
~Josh and Todd~
I don't think that the dogs were enjoying it either. The heat was even taking its toll on Lucas who has breathing problems.
Thankfully by late afternoon today the power company arrived to repair the downed electric lines. It took them all of about 15 minutes to make the repair, and we had power once again. YAY!!!
At the end of the day, the house is finally cooling down and I'm feeling better, and I know the dogs are too!
Even with the loss of all the food in both freezers and refrigerator, and still being worn out from the heat and the trip, I can honestly say 'it's good to be home!'
It'll also be good to catch up with you and your blogs on Wednesday!