I think the storms that hit the West Coast these past few days made national news. They weren't insanely bad, but there were about a million without power and, where I live, winds up to 60 MPH. I filmed a little bit of it on Friday. While the winds weren't blowing insanely it was still enough to glimpse the power of the storm.
Shockingly enough, we didn't lose power! Alex and I hoped all day that our luck would last and that we'd be able to watch Stargate Atlantis that night. Our luck held... until about halfway through the episode when the power randomly shut off. It hadn't even been storming then but PG&E was probably fixing the power for just about everyone else. It came back on shortly after and we got to finish the episode, later watching the few minutes that we missed. I thought it was one of the best so far this season! I loved all of the characters showing a range of emotions and the adventure with Weir's dramatic entrance at the end. We were on the ground laughing.
But then the next day our house at the beach flooded and we had to go try to clean it up. Here's a glimpse of the "calm" we found ourselves in after the high tide:
The surf came right up over the sea wall and left this bit of "driftwood."
Alex and I then went down to the beach and filmed the waves. Here they are at low tide:
We got soaked, were freezing, yet fatties that we are, still got ice cream on the way home.
Back in the mountains, the Western horizon heralded the news that, for the moment at least, the storm was over.