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Monday, September 15, 2008

Surrender Dorothy

We had near hurricane force winds today - up to 70 mph. We've got power out all over the area. I got lucky. Mine only blipped out for a few seconds. My parents' was out longer. Just a few minutes drive south of here, thousands have lost power. Trees are down. Power lines are down. Roofs are peeled. Hurricane Ike has struck ... Ohio.

The winds started early this morning, but they really picked up as we were driving Book back home. We passed by cornfield that so reminded me of a scene from "Twister" that I called out, "Cow!" Then I looked around the car and realized that none of the three children riding with me had ever seen "Twister," so I just looked moderately confused as far as they were concerned.

When we got home, the wind was whipping so hard against the house and debris was flying everywhere - I felt like I was in the Wizard of Oz. A broomstick did fly by and get stuck in a bush in the backyard. Dorothy surrenders.


How pathetic will I look if I admit.......the following.......??
A station on my cable service has started showing old episodes of "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie".....and I'm REALLY excited about it!


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

We got the wind, too. Today's a mess, it seems: trees down, a quarter million people with no power, schools closed and delayed.

I have a new respect for what people in hurricane zones go through.

Ivanhoe said...

Yup. It was wicked here by the lake as well. Tree branches were flying everywhere and half of the city lost power.
Ooooh I like Bewitched :o)

Ken said...

Hope everything is ok now.

Angel said...

Bewitched is one of my favorites. The whole time period reminds me of when I was growing up. I watched one last night with Tabitha and the boy from Family Affair. Did you ever watch that show? They need to bring that one back. Buffy, Jody, Sissy, and Mr. French...I loved that show!

Goddess said...

Two million people in Ohio lost power from that storm, and there are still many in the area without power. My little village, however, somehow escaped most of it. We lost power for only seconds, and aside from some tree damage, we came out very well. It's especially odd, considering most the the county was much more severely affected. Thanks for the positive thoughts and good wishes!
And Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie were staples of my morning routine when I was in elementary school. I used to watch as I was getting ready every day before I left for school (in syndication). I've got Gin, my 10-year-old daughter, hooked on them now!