Wednesday, June 27, 2012

powerless (reflections on a tropical storm)


Hurricane season has arrived, bringing with it tropical storm Debby.


She was a flighty storm, floating around in the gulf for several days and wreaking havoc 
in the form of floods, wind damage, and massive power outages.


The first night of candlelight was rather romantic... and then the sun rose and the breezes died and the Florida heat and humidity melted us down to a shadow of our former selves.


By the time the power crews arrived, we were standing in our front yards, waving our arms and looking like creatures from a zombie flick.


It's a good thing those guys were able to restore power. 
Who knows what we might have become?


16 comments:

Melanie Dorsey said...

That was funny. ; )
I'm glad your power has been restored.

Debbie D. said...

A test of character for sure!

Elizabeth said...

You might have spontaneously combusted! I was always fascinated by that phenomenon as a child -- imagined the little pile of ashes where someone had stood. I know -- weird.

I'm glad you escaped unharmed, albeit hot.

Beth said...

Nice touch of humor--of course we both know we couldn't survive without humor.;>)
I'm glad your power is restored. I would be one testy lady without air conditioning---the humidity and heat wreaks havoc on my fibromyalgia.

Loree said...

Glad you survived the storm. The worst thing about it is when you end up without power. We won't be seeing any storms any time soon but I am looking forward to them already.

Jodi said...

Glad the power's back on. Though I think you'd make a cute zombie. ;)

Laura said...

for us it is the ice storms that are troublesome in NH... one year we went a week without heat (had to stay in a local hotel)... other towns waited a full month before energy was restored. Glad you didn't melt completely!

Tracy said...

Glad your power's back, Leslie... But how lovely that glow. During storms are a good time to reflect, aren't they? :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Rachel said...

Glad you made it through the storm zombie free! ;-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh my heart goes out to you!
this heat is so oppressive,
I can't imagine having
no electricity even for a few hours!
grateful for those lovely
candles you burned:)
-Jennifer

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So sorry to hear that. We've been through several, with the most recent being Ivan and a backlash from Katrina. I was glad Deby skirted around us, but sorry you got it. Hope everything gets back to normal soon.

S. Etole said...

Possibly you would have evaporated as things seem to be doing here!

You've been on my heart so much this weekend ... prayers.

becky said...

i've been thinking of and st. pete as debby slowly churned through...venice received a mild six inches and little damage but it looked as if your area was hit hard...lots of water...i know florida is thirsty but this is more than a full cup!

enjoyed this candlelit post!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

goodness.
debby's thor here sister-in-law's name too..
that's how it goes with female storm names, innit?

sorry, but rather breathtakingly funny, you all on your lawns, sweating it.
can't-hardly-imagine-either.
luckily.
good that damage remained limited. ?
n♥

DeborahJoy said...

I do love candlelight - and at last, a hurricane that bears my name (of sorts)! I'm glad she passed through without leaving too much destruction. ((hugs))

Francesca said...

We get power failures in the winter, during snow storms, so I now associate (enforced) candle light with freezing cold!
From what I'm reading here, it's been a very tough time for you Leslie, I hope you'll soon post a little update.