Cue romantic music (listen you minions in the dungeon! Pay attention! I said CUE the music!!!)
Sorry about that.
It was dark.
It was candley.
The castle seethed with ambiance.
It was spooky.
It was stormy.
It was..... soggy?
Ever find yourself caught in the middle of the Wizard of Oz?
Now I understand why Dorothy didn't have a boyfriend.
All those flying monkeys doth not a romance make.
Neither do flying tables.... Duck!
I watched it fly straight up in the air like a rocket and disappear over the railing. Never to be seen or heard from again.
Well..there was the crash.
Did you hear that dear hunky one? Such a nice steady deeply insane romantic rain. And who cares really if we lose power? I'm sure we can find lots to talk about......smmooooooochhh......Was that a...is that a.....oops those clouds look really horrible. "
"I just saw the patio table and umbrella fly over the railing from the window. It was just like that scene in the Wiz when the house went flying by the window with the cows and pigs and ole' ugly Miss Gulch on her bicycle except I didn't see her this time it just all happened so fast and really I think I should get downstairs and take cover or something like that except there's a story to write and my shoes are wet and where the blasted did I put the camera batteries and oh great Mom....?! the power is gone. Are we having a ...a... a...."
"Tornado watch, Mimi. It's called a tornado watch. Turn on the television!!"
(Hunky One, this is no time for romance. Will you stop trying to find more candles and turn on the......)
"Very funny, Mom."
She was laughing.
I was not amused.
Exactly 90 seconds later sheets of rain and crazy high winds blew all things movable from the deck. Notice the swinging plant holding on for the ride of his lonely little plant life. Just like that scene from the Kansas prairie I tell you!
So I - being the dedicated reporter that I am - donned my pencil pack gear and stepped outside to make a video as it nearly blew me away risking life and pencil limb to get this footage for you. (cuing violins in the dungeon.....) And this morning there is no sound, no video. And it was so dramatic!
Who let that dog in here.....
Notice the umbrella & table in left corner. It is now in a million broken pieces.
There was no power for the next six hours. Thank goodness there's Sweetcakes. I'm sure we'll find something to do. Sweetie? Baby cakes? Invisible man of my dreams? Phantom of the castle??? As soon as it stops raining and I untangle your fingers from my hair (I hope my mother isn't reading this..) we'll have a picnic on the deck with marshmallows and steaks. I'm a great cook ya know! Just let me get rid of this soggy camera and freshen up a bit....
July 6th: After the storm...
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