I had taken a photo of my first Morning Glory bloom to post about it. Normally my porch would be completely filled all over by this time of year and I'd have plenty of shade on the porch. Not this year. My vines have struggled to get started. I was proud to see the first bloom.
Just a few minutes later a storm came through here and knocked it all down. What you see still hanging won't last too long. The remaining strings show signs they will fall at any minute. I won't try re stringing the vines because it's already late in the season. I'll clean them all up and prepare the beds for new vines next year.
This storm brought down lots more trees again knocking out power to many parts of the city. I had been working on the computer and was preparing to write a post. I turned the computer off at the first sound of thunder. Just seconds later is when the storm happened and my power went out almost immediately. The wind of this storm was reported to be around 60 to 75 miles an hour.
I got out my power outage supplies and settled down for an evening of reading. I had something to munch on while I read. My battery operated tv and radio were for getting updates on the weather every few minutes.
I read half the book before bedtime. Still no power. Thank goodness it wasn't terribly hot as it has been the last few weeks. The power went out around 6 pm Saturday evening and came back on around noon today. Today was supposed to be the first day of School here. Instead, the kids got their first weather related out of school day. Many of the schools did have power but with so many traffic lights not working it wasn't safe for traveling school buses. Also, many neighborhood roads have trees down on them which would make it hard for school buses to get through and pick up kids.
A power outage sure does put a cramp in working out blog problems. If your new to reading my blog you probably don't know that we have lots of problems with power outages here. Sometimes it's days before power is restored. I keep power outage related things handy. More now than anytime I can remember in the past.
On more than one occasion I've lost all the food in my freezer due to power outages that lasted for many days. This time I'm happy to say nothing was lost. I want to say thank you to all those who commented the last couple of days. Sorry I couldn't let you know what had happened.