There were squeals of delight when the lights came on after nearly 24 hours of no electricity. We all had our jobs prepared. Two people running around flushing toilets. One person filling the water filter. One person filling the bathtub just in case the power went out again. And one person making sure the thermostats were set correctly.
We spent most of our day out of the house, keeping ourselves busy until the lights came on. The storm that hit us yesterday did quite a bit of damage in the immediate area of our neighborhood, but not much else anywhere else.
We took the kids to IHOP for breakfast and then made a leisurely trip to Walmart and then the library.
We are all just happy to have air conditioning, running water, and flushing toilets again!