Thunder and lightning tonight, starting a little while ago when GHB and LHB went upstairs to read. But this morning there was sunlight chasing dark grey clouds around the sky and I took a walk through the neighborhood and around the park near our house.
Quite a change from LHB’s dash through the wind and rain yesterday over to a friend’s house two blocks away.
This was early afternoon yesterday, and the Superstorm wind hadn’t really begun to blow. When it did, trees and power lines went down all over Arlington, including right nearby. But we are incredibly fortunate not to be among those with severe damage, flooding, or even loss of power. With images from elsewhere (NY, NJ, PA) in mind, the aftermath in our town doesn’t seem that bad. But it was still sobering to see the evidence of the storm’s power as close as my neighbor’s back yard, or around the corner at the intersection with the crosswalk to our school.
Here is another house less than a block from ours.
GHB and LHB had another “storm day” home from school today. I think they were starting to drive each other crazy (and me!), so I pushed them out the door into the yard. It was nearly 70 degrees and they played out there for a long time, before the rain started again late this afternoon. It was very hard not to feel very lucky.