We've lived in this mobile home park for 17 years. Every summer, we become rather annoyed with the electrical system of the old wiring of the park. On a regular basis ... we loose electricity. Storms knock out transformers ... someone uses too much in the neighborhood and out it goes for the whole 1/3 ..1/2 of the park ... any little excuse and POW ... 30 minutes to 4 hours minus electricity.
So, at 6:45 this morning when we heard thunder crack and the air conditioner went off ...we didn't think too much about it. Other than to get very very annoyed with the fact that the management of the park would still not do the necessary investing into getting the wiring fixed. Much like we spend half the winter with wondering when we'll have water because a major water line has broken because of old plumbing.
I got up, and without electricity, got ready to go to my appointment. (Therapy today ... got to talk about my Dad situation. oh fun!)
I was a little amused when I stopped at Walmart to pick something up and found that Walmart also had no electricity ...they were running on generators. Ok ..sooooooooo ... Mobile home park owners are forgiven for this mornings lack of electricity. (You know, I had my first day with new haircut without curling iron! hmph)
I came home, was very tired and had a migraine, most likely stress induced from therapy session. I went straight to bed. I did not wake up till 5 oclock ... and when I did ... I turned on the news ... what I saw ...left me in shock. Not only did the electricity not just go off our area ...but we got off easy. An 85 MPH down draft hit our city!!!!!!!
This is a church about ...hmmmm 5 miles from me ...
Suddenly, I was feeling very very grateful for a few hours of lack of electricity and only not being able to use my curling iron.
Our fair grounds has been hit hard. An amusement park with a wooden roller coaster ... is only partially standing. The Farris Wheel has been destroyed. The water park kids pool has a cement dinosaur that faces one direction this afternoon ...yesterday ...it faced the exact opposite!
So ... My home, as rugged as it is, is still standing, and that's more than some Tulsan's are able to say this afternoon. We have electricity ..and that's more than thousands of Tulsan's are able to say tonight. A land mark in Tulsa is injured ...
I am going to go to bed tonight a very very grateful woman.