“I guess the guys at the meteorological observatory were finally right this time. The storm seems to have begun after all.”
“Thanks son for buying all the groceries yesterday evening. Looks like we are in for the long haul this weekend.”
Just as the mother and son were discussing the incoming hurricane, the electricity went off. The Smith’s had prepared for hurricanes for years but this time it seemed for real.
They lit up the two oil lamps and got back to setting the house in order. They didn’t want to be left red faced in terms of their preparedness.