I had just finished NaNoWriMo on November 30th (barely squeaking by with 50, 346 words) and decided that I might not keep up the crazy pace of writing 1667 words a day, BUT I would write consistently and not stop. That was a promise!
Well, Mother Nature had other plans. December 1st, around 2am, the rip-roaring winds of hell came tumbling in. Our house shook. We could hear things crashing outside. HUGE winds made the ceiling fan above our bed swing side to side and I swore the house was going to cave in on top of us. (We live on a mountain side, so the winds came over the top and just blasted us).
When we woke the next morning, we found most of our roof shingles blown throughout the neighborhood (sorry neighbors) and our wooden fence along the back of our house, down and the fence on the north side of our house, down and the brand new gate (by our shed) ripped off the hinges. We lost rain gutters, and out trampoline is hanging half way over the fence into our neighbors yard.
Then, to top it all off, we had no electricity. No heat. Without electricity, well, no writing was to be done. Which was okay, it was a bit too terrifying to write anyway.
So instead, we packed the kids in the car (their schools had no electricity or heat and so I kept them home--eventually their schools sent the kids home early anyway) and we decided to go somewhere warm that had electricity. What better place than the Clark Planetarium--none, that's what! We have a family pass so we hung out for most of the day and watched several IMAX movies. That was our silver lining in this whole mess--we were safe and together and had a great time as a family (the planetarium was empty AND my kids learned stuff without knowing they learned stuff--which is the best way to learn STUFF--I have to trick those darn kids).
I'm beginning to doubt any writing will get done today either. We're trying to get a hold of our insurance adjuster (a big joke) and the clean up is going to be an all day process. Maybe I will start up my writing goal NEXT week :)
Enjoy our windy videos (ignore my squeaky, crazy voice and the fact I don't quite know how to videotape with my new iphone):