The real excitement came Saturday morning though. The winds blew down 2 electrical wires right in our front yard, causing a half dozen explosions from the transformer on the pole at the corner of our property. This totally freaked the kids out, what with the huge noises and sparks flying across the whole yard. Thank G-d it rained a lot this week so all the tree branches and grass were wet enough not to catch fire. The fire department came immediately and taped off our yard and the next door neighbors' and then Pepco came and fixed the lines and restored power within about 4 hours of the whole incident beginning.
And Gilad wanted everyone to see him and the train track Feivel built for him: