Yup, the heavy and dark gray clouds are roiling across the sky blown by high winds while the low winds whip some old TV cable wires against the house.
Amid all the outside noise this morning, while I was doing my 10 minutes of stair climbing exercise, came the loud crash of dishes(?) crashing. Did I mention that our two cats have their own small glass of water on a kitchen windowsill over the sink? Well, they do -- they prefer to drink from the glass (and yes, it is glass glass, not a more sensible plastic cup), shunning the more sensible bowl of water next to their food bowls on the floor. Cats... who can say why? I forgetfully left open a cabinet door which partly blocks the preferred cat landing spot on the windowsill, making the leap from the counter top (yup, our cats walk about wherever they please) a bit complicated. Willow thought, apparently, she was up to the challenge but alas, she was not. Down came the glass along with Willow, bumping into several other items on the counter and causing the mind jarring crash noise. Startling to cat and man alike but no real harm done... well... Willow is still licking and trying to dry her fur, but the glass didn't break. :-) And so starts another day.