It was warm but breezy today, much better than I had expected. We ate lunch on the Spangler patio, and the tables all have umbrellas, and one flew off. A guy said it was the second day in a row that had happened, which boggled me more.
I was "leading" group tonight, which included making dinner. Meredith called at 7:06 and said both she and Mike were running late but were on their way. I had noticed that the windows had gotten dark, so I went out the door to see. It was raining, light curtains, and I stayed in sort of portico and got kind of misted on and watched the storm. I saw the trees across the street swaying against the power? telephone? lines and felt a little nervous. At one point lightning sliced across the sky almost horizontal and was almost immediately followed by low rolling thunder. After about ten minutes it was mostly over -- and Mike showed up, so I went inside.