A bit later, my mom looks in my door and tells me there's a whopper of a storm coming, and that, yeah, I need to get offline. I say goodbye to the people I'm chatting with, and logged out. Just when I'm offline, I hear the wind kick up and the thunder start.
Being from Oklahoma, the smartest thing to do after the tornado siren goes off and a storm is coming is to look outside. So my mom and I headed out. It was deadly still except for when the wind kicked up, but it wasn't that sicky green of a tornado. She said that they predicted 70 to 80 mile an hour winds.
About 10 minutes later, the winds were whipping the trees. Less then a half hour later, the power died. My mom and dad crashed, but I couldn't sleep since it was too hot. The radio said that someone measured the wind at 110 miles an hour. I sat with some candles and read a book on the Etruscan language.
The power came back on at about midnight. But still - wow - I said I wanted to see a storm when I was home, but I didn't mean like this -