Sunday, January 27 at about 4:30 pm huge black clouds appeared on the western horizon followed very quickly by high wind and rain. I was in the front yard painting and made several dashes inside with panels, paint and drop clothes as the storm grew stronger and stronger. Very shortly we lost our electric connection and later heard that a transformer had blown.
Luckily I had stock piled candles for years and began lighting kitchen, living room and stair way with little dishes of candles. It was rather festive and we were glad to have a gas stove so eventually chicken hamburgers were made and a spirited game of pinochle followed.
There was damage to some old trees around town but our park held strong. We heard the storm also hit Cuba with severe physical damage and several deaths. Friends are visiting there now but we have not heard from them. Internet is sketchy from Cuba in the best of times so we are holding them in the Light.