At 3am this morning it was 86 degrees here in So.Cal. We were awoken by a clap of thunder that shook the house so bad I actually thought we were having an earthquake. About 1 minute later the sky opened up and it started pouring rain. I had to check the babies to see if they were scared. Ran out the back door, across the patio, through the gate, unlatched the slippery lock on the run and ran to the coop...Four babies were sleeping away perched on the edge of their box. No longer worried about them I turned to make the return trip to the house and promptly fell on my butt, in the mud! Now I'm muddy from head to toe and the house lights all went off...NO POWER. Took a flashlight and took a quick shower, put on clean P.J.'s and climbed back into bed. Husbands alarm went off at 3:30 so it was time to get up and start my day. How have your days started?