Yesterday, we had another terrible storm here in DC. Fortunately, I had not yet left for work in the morning when it passed 16th Street NW. All of a sudden, it got completely dark outside and I could barely see across the street. Since this type of weather normally passes pretty quickly here, I just decided to wait a while and started reading a book that Therese gave me when she was here (Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris – really funny!). And just as I thought, 45 min, it was all over and when I stepped out of my building, the sun was shining again. When I got to the office, I heard that the storm had caused a lot of damage: that basements were flooded and that some of my colleagues had no electricity in their houses, etc, but I didn’t really realize just how bad it was until I saw these pictures that people had sent in to the Washington Post. Have a look at it! Though nothing near Russia and Pakistan, it is still extreme.