I was in the grocery just picking the last of my things when the power went out and they started shooing people out of the store. Lucky me, somehow the till and the visa machine still worked. Blown through nearly empty streets to this spot where there were no big trees that could fall on the car, I pointed the nose into the wind, and just curled up with a book, cozy and warm, with plenty of food. Hurricane my ass, it was just a storm. Didn’t even properly clean the dead bugs off the front of the van. I went for a walk once the rain stopped, the wind still high. Branches down everywhere, a few trees as well, and the city was out of power for the day. Somewhat anticlimactic, but not as disappointing as Y2K.

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