Sunday, July 04, 2004

Loss of Power/America's Birthday Celebration

Right about when I got up to start dinner we lost power. I didn’t understand that because it wasn’t raining and I hadn’t seen any lightening. Then 5 minutes later a small thunderstorm passed through the area. These thunderstorms were nothing like the thunderstorms that passed through the area in June. Those thunderstorms were HUGE. Nathan jumped on the phone with JEA to try to figure out what was going on. He spent 20 minutes on hold with them and then decided to hang up because we had gotten word, from another neighbor who didn’t have power, that JEA has a switch board that lets them know where power has been knocked out. At 4:30pm we decided to go out to dinner because we didn’t know when we were going to have power. When we got home at 6pm power was back.
The big fireworks display was scheduled to start at 9:30pm on Jacksonville Beach and was expected to last 15 minutes. We left at 8:45pm to make sure that we had plenty of time for traffic and for finding a spot to park. It was truly crazy at the Beach! There were thousands of people out to watch the fireworks. It was beautiful and lots of fun. We hadn’t been to the beach since we moved here so it was nice to have an excuse to head to the beach.

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