1. Prior to the storm’s arrival, the best way to avoid a power outage is to buy a home in a neighborhood with underground power lines. Half my subdivision has underground power lines, half does not. Half kept power, half is still out. Guess where I live?
2. There is a certain romantic idea attached to the arrival of the storm. The wind and rain rages but as many Facebook friends posted, all you really needed was shelter, flashlights, wine and a few books. A beautiful dream, but in my reality, the kids were restless, bored, frightened and insisted on using me as a jungle gym. I have a greater number of new bruises than I do of pages read.
3. Stray sticks can turn on outdoor water spigots.
4. A post-hurricane suburb would be the perfect setting for a Leatherface reboot with a post-modern snap. With so many seemingly harmless suburbanites running around with chain saws, the opportunities for carnage are high.
I’d write more, but if you’ll excuse me, I have a screenplay to write…