There has been a pretty big storm (for us in CA.) At DF's house our electricity has been out since 6 am yesterday and came back on today at 2 pm. The wind and lightening was so crazy. It broke DF's fence in his backyard and it fell between our backyard but mostly our neighbors. Then hours later the wind got crazy again and ended up knocking the fence portion that was on our neighbors lot into ours. It fell into the Mary statue and shattered it. We're crossing our fingers that it wont get windy again and have the fence slide down (or fly) into the house (because we're at the bottom of the hill and the fence is on top) Our other neighbors tree got split in half. (lightening??) Driving to work so many streets were closed off and had a detour. Even the detours had detours! All flooded and tree branches everywhere! Coming home yesterday there was CHP and clean up crew on the free way because a huge tree had fallen. Today after work I walked out to my car, and on the way I was making a phone call because it wasnt raining. But withing 10 seconds of my conversation it started to pour! Litertally, not a dizzle but raining really hard out of no where! I ran as fast as I could through the huge over flooded streets to my car to not get my phone wet. (haha). I had my windshield wipers on full blast and still had a really hard time seeing the road! Even though it was just a day without a computer, I felt so lonely! But it was nice to really spend time with DF at home. Ya know, no TV no computer, just us two. I was soooo tempted to come on tPF on my phone, but I had to do work on the internet on my phone before my phone died. I had to save a bar on my phone to make sure I can use my phone as an alarm to wake up for work. (good thing, because the electricity still wasnt on when I woke up!) I'm so happy to finally be back on! It was the first thing I did when I got home!! I hope the electricity stays on and the storm finishes off tonight. It's messed up my birthday weekend plans. And I hope it's gone before Weds. so we have no problem leaving at the airport for Hawaii. Yesterday a lot of flights got cancelled. Yikes. My fingers are crossed!! Pictures below! 1) Our fence! (our backyard on the left) 2) Broken fence from our view. 3) Neighbors other fence.