What do you mean you didn't know I was MIA?
What do you mean you didn't miss me?
Well, I was missing, and this is why:
We've had no electricity since about 9pm last night, until now.
And - wait for this - we had no broadband for even longer.
Maybe....for about 10 minutes. After that, I want the kettle to boil for my cuppa; I want the heating to come on; I want, I want, I want....
I now don't want to sound like a spoilt 21st Century softie.
Our winds reached over 100mph. 104mph to be precise. And then the electricity went off, so our local weather station's windometer stopped registering.
I haven't a clue what the instrument is called, but you know what I mean....a speedometer for wind. Feel free to insert your own word here.
For one of the first times ever I wanted to live in a city. I wanted our house to be surrounded by other buildings. I thought we must have been nuts to have built where we did. And I realised why I'd never got around to planting anything in our garden.
Oh, and here's another reason the garden's not worth bothering about...
Yes, this is right in front of my family room window this morning.
Why would I bother with garden flowers and bushes....?