Wednesday night I did take my Xmas stocking in the basement with flashlight and Belvedere and Junior the chow/lab mix. I knitted by lantern light while they tried to crawl under my legs. As soon as the big storm passed Belvedere relaxed and slept through the next round of thunder and lightning. He was nervous all day Wednesday and stuck to DH or me. A storm came through around 6 in the morning and we lost power. JSU delayed opening until 10 am, then closed at noon. We had sunshine and blue skies for hours, then the big storm hit, after it traveled from Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. We lost power again at 7 pm or so. The power cooperative says it could be 7-10 days for the county, as the TVA lines were all knocked down. t seems as if it happened a long time ago. The TV antenna bent double, but the satellite dish was fine. a lot of trees and limbs are down. We have water, and our house and lives and animals. A cold shower is nothing compared to what people lost a few miles away.