a big storm rolled in this afternoon - a daily occurrence lately - but this time we lost power for hours. not much to do but sit on the porch and pick some wool. hub was bit the other night by a copperhead and has a nasty swollen ankle. he's hobbling around and it seems like the time for real danger has passed. the little bugger only got one fang in, thank goodness. we're so grateful it wasn't much worse.