December 28th, 2020



We had a very dramatic awakening last night when there was a crash of thunder at about one in the morning. I felt like it took me a while to be awake enough to process what was going on, but the thunder was still rumbling by that time, so either I was alert more quickly than I thought, or the thunder went on for that long. Then the sky broke and dumped everything on us, so there was a very loud downpour, so of course there was the sound of dripping everywhere, and I'm in a paranoid-about-leaks phase, so I was like, "But is that one coming from inside the apartment!?" (So far no, but there was some dripping earlier that sounded like it might have been in the attic. I think we're going to have to report it, sigh.)

One of our friends from church had an even more dramatic experience. According to his Facebook, he woke up to the first clap of thunder, then went out onto his porch to check things out just in time to see lightning strike right across the street from him.

And then it was raining on and off most of the day. We had plans to go to the grocery store, and the rain did let up at about the time we would have left, but we didn't want to take the chance. We also had a very difficult simulpub to work on today, so we were being responsible either way. And that simulpub chapter ended up taking a lot out of us, so I think we made the right choice. I mean, we were expecting some exposition after the last chapter, but dang. So many words...

Today I'm thankful for having a roof over our heads, the lightning being relatively far away from us (thunder and lightning do make me very nervous), finishing that simulpub chapter, getting to work on a new-ish series tomorrow, and getting to watch the Copycat episode of Miraculous (we didn't have quite enough time before TV-off time to watch the New York special again).