Every car alarm in a five mile radius is blaring loudly into the night, the result of one of the loudest thunderclaps I have ever heard in my life. I felt it move through me. And I witnessed it make our little apartment creak. Earlier, the thunder was more distant, but it’s always followed by an increase in the volume of rain. Right now it’s pouring harder than ever. When the thunder was softer, the lightning wasn’t noticeable: … Rummmble. Then I could count the seconds between the light and the sound: Blink! … Booom! Now, it’s more like: Flash! POW!!!. Downright scary if you ask me.
[It also seems to have knocked out the DSL. Lovely. This will have to be posted later. It’s currently about 2:15 a.m.]