After days of hearing about the "chances" of thunderstorms, our turn came around last night (after I finally broke down and watered the flowers...of course!).
Sometime after midnight, I was dreaming that I was wrapping Olivia's head with ace bandages so she couldn't hear the thunder that was pounding in my dreams. I woke up to the impressive light and sound show that inspired that dream. Olivia must have been in a deep stage of sleep because she slept through the first wave. The second wave was right on it's heels, though, and as I dozed and worried about her sleeping, the thunder claps increased. All of a sudden, I heard a terrified little squeal and dashed out of bed to find Olivia frozen and screaming in the middle of the living room. She was running in spurts between lightning flashes because they scared the bejeebers out of her. Seriously, with all the blinds open, she must have felt like she was under attack or something.
We talked a bit about thunder and calmed her down, and I went to lay in bed with her until I was sure the storms were gone for the night. Moments after she finally fell asleep, thunderstorm #3 started rolling in, and we were up again. Let's just say that this pattern did not allow me much restful sleep last night.
So our cable is out for something like the third time this month. And I'm done. I'm actively researching our options. "Free" antenna TV is back on the table, but I want to see what satellite has to offer. So I'm looking for input...which company do you use, and why? Are you happy with their service?
I'm going to take a nap now.