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Thunderstorms - Karen's Musings
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estherchaya
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Thunderstorms
I love thunderstorms. A lot. But this has been a bad year for thunderstorms.

First, there was my near death experience.

Then last Shabbos, we lost our power around 1:30am Friday night/Saturday morning and it didn't come back on until 8pm Sunday night. We therefore lost a good deal of food from the freezer and fridge, which did not entirely thrill me. However, the silver lining is that my refrigerator really desperately needed to be cleaned out anyway, and now it's all shiny and pretty. Or something.

Last night, after a week of ghastly heat/humidity, with heat indexes over 100 degrees F, heat advisories, and so on, a cold front rolled in. And when a cold front hits a warm front, apparently this wet stuff comes out of the sky, complete with fireworks and cannons (er, lightning and thunder, that is). And hail. Large hail. It was pretty impressive. We, however, only lost power for 20 or 30 minutes this time, thank heavens. The rest of Silver Spring got pounded pretty badly, though.

Since we weren't pounded as hard as we could have been, I was able to make it to the banquet committee de-brief meeting. I practiced the words "I am not going to be the journal chair again next year" in front of a mirror for 15 minutes. People still didn't believe me. Repeat after me: I am not doing the journal next year.

Crud.

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kressel From: kressel Date: July 28th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)



We had one last night, too, complete with felled trees. Our power outage lasted about 4 hours. My boss still didn't have power this morning, and that's why I'm here at home.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 1st, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do so love thunderstorms. And in a lot of ways, I don't mind power outages. It's just that it's so darned inconvenient with a child in the house. And shabbos and all that, when we can't even drive away and get something to eat or get air conditioning elsewhere.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: July 29th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
heh - yeah, we lost power for a few hours last night. It went a few minutes before I had hoped to start Jacob's 3 books before bed. So instead of 3 books, we got open curtains, flashlights, looking at the cool rain, Jacob commenting on thunder, and him not getting to bed until 8. Definitely could have been worse.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 1st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, that's exciting for a three year old! I used to love power outages as a kid.
basilwhite From: basilwhite Date: July 29th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I have also exploited the recent power outage to clean the fridge. I am uberhusband.

I knew my transformation to DC culture was complete when I read...

"Since we weren't pounded as hard as we could have been, I was able to make it to the banquet committee de-brief meeting."


...and didn't bat an eye.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 1st, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
you are uberhusband!

Wow. Good point on that line. I must be so immersed in DC culture that it never occurred to me that there was anything odd about that matter-of-fact statement.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: July 29th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, you are not chairing the banquet journal next year. No. Don't. Say no. Please. Remember the call you got when all was said and done from someone who wanted to complain? Remember how pissed off you were.

You have too many other things to do. I beg of you!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 1st, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a long talk with the (new) shul president last night. I might be willing if what he said pans out.
magid From: magid Date: July 29th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Reminder

You are not going to be the journal chair again next year.

Maybe you'll be in Jerusalem next year, but you definitely won't be journal chair again.

(Is this reminder enough? :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 1st, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reminder

tee hee
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 1st, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been asked to help identify my successor. Hah.
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