Friday, July 23, 2010

I am back with much to tell...

First of all I am so happy to be back online and so so very fortunate that my house didnt burn or worse...

We had a storm last Saturday night, it was late and we heard this awfully loud CRACK we all jumped out of our skin, Shannan screamed, Nate hid, Ned tried to blend in to the wall and poor Ginger peed on the floor, I dont blame her I was ready to pee my pants myself HAHA

After the crack of lightening, we heart something fall kind of sounded like glass but we just didnt know, lights went out, we were thinking just a power outage. David went to check on things and only a few lights went out we blew a breaker, then we smelled smoke so we were hurrying to find the fire, nothing. We checked everything it blew a lightbulb in the kitchen, destroyed Nates night light, and all of our smoke alarms but 1, we checked the phone and it was dead. Once we discovered the issues we still had power and our lives and our home, Things could have gone another way and I am so glad they didnt...

Sunday I 'thought' the tv wasnt appearing right when the kids went to play the playstation, so I did a little investigating, and found the problem and the source of the smoke.
Wow talk about burnt, that is the cable for the tv / satelite dish. There was a piece on top of that but apparently it blew off and did this to the wall

A few days later we found the pice that was covering it

David said it was aluminum, its charred and even blistered... WOW

David had gone up on the roof to see if he could see aything burned that would have caused such a thing...
He discovered this


It was maybe 6 ft from my back door a little too close for my liking. When David told me about this I just felt sick because it could have gone several different ways. The tree the lightening hit is approx 20 ft tall the lightening hit near the top of the tree and went all the way to the ground splintening wood and burning leaves. It appears the lightening hit the tree and followed it into the ground  and came into the house via the ground wires.

Talk about nasty, I hate thunder and lightening as it is, I think I have had enough for the rest of my life.

We were without internet and phone since Sunday and yesterday (thursday) we got it back, The technician for the phone company said the circuit in the phone box was exploded and everything was black and broken, wow. so its fixed and last night my sister in law called and we discovered it killed one of the phones too I answered it and it sounded like a scary movie all screechy and fuzzy.
A good thing though with out internet I did get alot of designing done probably about 10 pieces :D

Some more things went on a bit hurtful things but we will not go there.  There will be less complaints on here now. My venting place is gone.


Today we are going visiting my cousin and uncle who are in for a while.
 

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Thank Goodness you and your family are safe!

Tudy said...

We have had problems twice from lightning strikes. It is no fun because it took out the computer both times. Better protected now.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a scare! I'm glad no one was hurt. I look forward to seeing what you've tatted.

Suztats said...

So glad no one was hurt. That must have been very scary.

BeadweaverDeb said...

You can always give me a call.

God's Kid said...

Thankful to hear that your family is all right!
Prayers for the rest of the storm season to be nicer to you all! :)Can't wait to see your new pieces! :)

Tatskool said...

Holey moley, glad it was not worse.

Fox said...

WHoaa! You are lucky! Glad everwiffgxjs
yone is all right.
Fox : )

***Jon**** said...

I can imagine how scared it must be. I normally like thunderstorms but not the way you have experienced. The worst that ever happened was the fuse tripped and cut off the power supply.

I am glad everyone is safe.

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