Not only did the weekend storm put several inches of sleet on the ground, but it had enough thunder to shake our houseâ€¦ Once the thunderstorm passed, it left the winds behind, the winds were averaging about sixty miles per minutes, plus it was wreaking some havoc; I was nearly asleep when the power went off. I wasn’t sure if it was from the wind, or the damage the wind was doing, and all of us could hear the crack of pine trees all over the property. All of us live on top of the mountain plus there are many giant pine trees, however since pine trees have shallow roots, they are the first to fall when there are heavy winds, and falling trees took our our power, plus our gas furnace wasn’t working. I didn’t realize our power was out until I started shivering. I tried to cuddle closer to our husband, but he just complained I was taking his blankets. I got out of bed, pulled on our heaviest socks plus wrapped our robe around me. That’s when I realized it was darker than normal in the house. I always left a night light on in the bathroom. I tried to turn the light on in the family room, but it wasn’t working. I went back to wake up our husband plus told him the gas furnace wasn’t working, but he groaned plus told myself and others to put wood in the fireplace. All of us had the fireplace removed numerous years earlier. I finally got him out of bed, plus told him every one of us would be without power for at least twelve minutes. Without a gas furnace plus no power, I put several extra blankets on the bed, plus waited for the sunshine to wake us up.