I’m with you — I love a good storm! I think Fran threw trees on every house in our hood, and then we had a massive chainsaw party; brought everyone together more than anything else I’ve ever seen. People of all shapes, colors, backgrounds and religions (although let me just say that not everyone should yield a chainsaw :-O). I remember steak and eggs on the grill (had to empty the fridge) more than the ten days without power.
Glad you’re safe and sound, though! Side note: I don’t see the appeal, but your dad is not alone on the peanuts and Coke. It’s an actual thing.