Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A hurricane in Ohio??

Evidently, the winds were strong enough that they would be classified a Level 1. All those years living in Florida, and I never experienced a hurricane...and now in Ohio I do.

It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. The most interesting part to me was that while it was super windy, the sky was still blue; cloudy, but blue. So it was very strange to have this wind ripping shingles off roofs, toppling huge trees, and blowing yard furniture and trampolines 20 feet into the air...and still see blue sky. We lost power for 5 hours, but evidently we're on a large "grid" so we got it back quickly. Some people won't have it back until Sat or Sun. All the school districts were closed yesterday, and most of them are today too. Somehow mine wrangled up enough manpower to get most of the schools back open....except mine!!!!!! Yippee!

So, I went to the grocery store yesterday because when I went Sunday they were all closed: no power. But Walmart was still closed, and Target was open but mostly dark! Meijer's parking lot was PACKED so I avoided it. Kroger was open but had no refrigerated items out yet. That was a little eerie to see all the empty shelves. Great time to clean! ;)

At Target I bought some items that made me smile all day. They were all on clearance for 1.50, and I figured I might as well start now! ;) (I'm still smiling about that. :)

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