This weekend not only brought on a tempest of fun but also an actual tempest as well. One with 70 mph winds, thunder & lightning, and fierce rains. I was driving home on 495 when the storm hit. Within two minutes, the sky filled with dark clouds, and it started pouring like there was no tomorrow. Some cars pulled under overpasses to wait out the rain while others pushed on at slower speeds with emergency lights flashing. It was the scariest storm I’d ever been caught in! Terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. I managed to take some video while driving. Kids, don’t try this at home.
As of today, over 100,000 Pepco customers remain without electricity and 103 traffic signals are still in the dark. For once, misfortune skipped our humble abode. Maggs and I are lucky enough to still have power at home. However, the storm managed to take down the tree in front of our yard, and we have yet to figure out what to do about it (besides adopting it and naming it).
Other events of this tempestuous weekend include late-night diners, staying up all night to watch the sun rise, jazz in the city, recording in the studio, and wonderful friends. Life is, always has been, and will continue to be good when you know where to look.