It’s times like this… when I’m sitting here and the world outside goes from bright and sunny to dark as night in an instant… when a terrible torrential Tampa tunderstorm erupts out of nowhere… when the lightning smacks so close that the sound and the fury are simultaneous… when I can actually see the raw power of Mother Nature… it’s times like this that I think I should buy a back-up power supply for Bud.

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