Wednesday, 7:30 AM. 63 degrees F at the ferry dock, 60 on the back porch. Wind variable and calm. The sky is partly cloudy, the humidity 87%, after a thunderstorm last night. The falling barometer is still at 30.08". Highs will be in the high 60's to low 70's, the skies mixed, with chances of rain and thunderstorms tomorrow and continuing later into the week.
We had a brief storm last night, with one loud clap of thunder about 9:30, just as it was getting dark. Lights, TV, internet and phone all went unceremoniously dead, and we had to scuttle around looking for candles and flashlights. It was evidently an area outage, and the lights on Madeline Island were out as well.
As the darkness increased and the coyotes began to howl, the candle on the dinning room table flickered and guttered, casting a kaleidoscope of shadows on the walls. No Brewers ballgame. No dire news of North Korean nukes. A little conversation, feed the dogs, and to bed early. Not a bad evening, all things considered. Then waking up at 12:30 AM when everything came on again and wishing it had all stayed off the rest of the night.