This is the scene in front of our house this morning after a sleepless night of howling winds and gusts up to 65 mph. Our house is undamaged so far… But winds have continued and it is supposed to get crazy again tonight with winds blowing a different direction. Our car is stuck in the driveway until city crews clear the tree. We’re battening the hatches and hunkering down and hoping for the best. I certainly didn’t expect to have the day off of work because if a wind storm, but I’ll take what I can get. Pasadena was hit the hardest and they’ve declared a state of emergency. I stopped counting the number of roads blacked by trees when I got to 14.