Did I Miss Something?

When we went to bed last night it was hazy, hot, and humid. A completely miserable evening (weather-wise). When we woke up, it was dry and sunny. Lovely.

In between, the meteorologists predicted a line of thunderstorms coming through. The news showed this heavy line around the Berkshires heading our way. Yet I never heard a clap of thunder. Nor did I see any lightning. But around 1:40AM, I heard utility trucks in front of our house. I peeped out the window next to the bed and saw the flashing of the lights and heard the sounds of a machine chewing up a tree.

I rolled over.

When I woke up, I looked out the front window and saw little leaves and tree pieces all over the street. And the wires leading to our neighbors house were all tattered and strewn all over the place.

Did I miss something? Was there some sort of spectacular lightning storm I missed? Were there some heavy winds? I can’t believe I could have slept soundly enough to miss either a limb breaking from a tree just outside the window or, worse, lightning striking a tree mere feet from where I slept. I suppose old age could have prompted the limb to collapse.

And maybe old age is what prevented me from hearing it.

1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by mindy on June 11, 2008 2:43 pm

    No, that happens to me all the time now that I live in a ground floor apartment with the insulated windows. When I lived on the top floor of an old house with old windows I heard *everything*

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