You know I love it. I can’t help it; I’m in awe of big weather. We had it last night, and while it’s easy for me to say it was the best thunder and lightening storm ever, it was horribly devastating for Florida residents a couple counties north of us. That will be the ongoing news story of today, on CNN and elsewhere. It was a bad storm that included killer tornadoes for some parts of central Florida.
Here, I woke up about 4 AM to torrential downpouring and McCloud crying pitifully and peeing in terror when lightening shook the house. I put this giant rubbermaid tub out on the deck and it took less than 1 minute for it to fill completely. I watched from the cover of the porch and Sophie found a safe spot under the screen porch table. She likes big weather, too.
On a more charitable note, I signed up yesterday to start volunteer work with the YWCA Family Village where I will be helping with some of the children’s programs. Family Village is an alternative to foster care for children as they provide residential housing and support while homeless women and children get organized around jobs, housing and school. Meanwhile, for the folks in tent city, St. Petersburg’s controversial homeless encampment, it was surely not the place to be last night.