I hope everyone is okay in the wake of yesterday’s storms. We lost power for about 12 hours — went to bed last night in the pitch dark to the hum of the neighbor’s generator (*grumble, grumble, grumble*). Power came back on at 4:30 this morning, and we cheered. Other than some temporarily (I hope) flattened plants, no damage at our house. I wish I could say the same for everyone. We couldn’t get much news coverage last night, but I did hear mention of trees on houses and roads and lots of downed power lines.
I’m very grateful for the Alabama Power crews who worked through the night! I don’t know that they’re done yet, but they deserve a virtual cold beer from me when they finish.