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Struck by Lightning

May 30th 2010 5:59 pm
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Late Thursday into the wee hours of Friday morning, one of the worse lightning storms struck the area around my earth home. While the storm raged for hours, my angel sister Heidi and I flew all around our earthly home sprinkling angel dust trying to keep our Mom, Dad and Cat sisfurs safe.

Lightning struck all around the house right to the ground and in one big strike, which sounded like a bomb, two trees close to the back of the house were struck sending tree bark flying into the house. The force of the blast shook the house and rolled Mom and Dad out of bed. Within a few minutes another blast that lit up the sky and house, struck another tree which also jolted the house, but not as severe as the first. And I thought they said lighning never strikes twice in the same place. You should see our trees and the holes in the ground.

They were blessed because the worse damage was splinters of the tree all over the deck, the back and front yards, soot on the deck and deck furniture, holes in the ground, a terrible smell of sulpher and no media until late today. Even though the phone, internet and TV were dead, there was electricity in the house. Mom was able to briefly get on the internet before it died.

Poor Mom was almost late for school on Friday because her alarm clock stopped precisely at the first strike....and she didn't know. This is hard to believe considering the alarm clock is battery operated and is set by the atomic clock.

Mom got up in time to throw on jeans and a sweater, clip up her hair and grab a bowl of cereal as she ran out the door. Good thing it was 'jeans day' where she could look more casual.

Mom feels bad she hasn't been able to send gifts to her furrends, and send thank yous to everyfur. If they read this...thank you fur all the gifts for Heidi and I and for all our Cat sisfurs.

After reflecting with family members today, they feel very blessed that they are all safe and the house is safe after one of the worse lightning storms in the area.


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Barked by: Sully & Socks Our Angel (Dogster Member)

May 31st 2010 at 8:06 am

Wow...we saw all that terrible lightening all around us, but we didn't actually get the storm here. The lightening was horrific and we're grateful that, despite the damage to your trees, all of you are safe!!

We had a tree of ours hit by lightening in December '09 (yes, December!) and our homeowners insurance paid us to have the tree removed. You might check with your insurance company about your trees.

Thankfully, no one was hurt!!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

May 31st 2010 at 2:49 pm

SO glad you are safe.

Sending LOVE and HUGS !!

The weather is getting altogether TOO dramatic !!
Barked by: Punkin~In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

June 2nd 2010 at 2:14 pm

I agree with you Flicka. The weather is way too dramatic. All eyes are on the sky for your family. We were very lucky.

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