Monday, May 25, 2009

I hope it's true...

that lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice - because our house got struck on Saturday evening! The four of us were playing the Wii together, then all within a split second we heard a loud CRACK - and an outlet plate flew 8ft across the room, having broken into 3 pieces!

Fortunately that and our internet antenna were the only things damaged. So here I am, posting via BlackBerry until the antenna is fixed.

If you're looking for this week's TCP Tuesday challenge, Ana has graciously stepped in for me - you can see her blog in my "Cat Pack" list over on the right. Thanks, Ana!

I hope you all had a super holiday weekend - hopefully I'll be back online very soon!


Loni May 25, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

holy smokes, that sounds quite scary! Glad y'all are all ok.

Lisa Foster May 25, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

Good Grief! I'm glad you all are ok! How scary! Hugs!!! Lisa

Carol May 25, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

OMG, Toni!!! That is a scare, glad it wasn't too bad and that saying does hold true!!! Hope things go back to normal soon...

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings May 25, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

Oh my goodness gracious! How scary! I can't imagine how I would have reacted, but I bet screams would have been heard for a mile! So glad you're all fine!

Karrie Baker May 26, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

Oh my goodness Toni!! So glad that was the only thing that happened and that you and your family are safe! BIG HUGS to you all!! xo

SueB May 26, 2009 at 4:02 AM  

Glad to hear you made out pretty much unscathed by the lightning! We had lightning strike back of our house once and altho' we'd paid over $100 (in late 80's prices) for sophisticated surge protection, it fried our first PC's motherboard. The silver lining in it all is that it provided the opportunity to upgrade when we replaced it.

Debbie May 26, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

You have certainly had some adventures since you've moved to the mountains. Good thing no one was in the way of the outlet plate, ouch!

Tracy May 26, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

Ohhhhhh Toni, I am so glad everyone is okay. You 'hear' about these things, but you never think they can happen. Sending you {{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}}!!!

velta May 26, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

Toni ~ Elena just let us know about your problem with lightening. I hope all is well and you will be back on line soon :)

Sarah C. May 26, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

Oh my! How scary! I had lightning hit and split a tree directly behind our house as a child, but never hit the house and certainly never send an outlet flying. Glad you all are ok. Hope your internet is back up soon.

Ryzmomplus2 May 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

Wow that had to be so scary! I sure hope it doesn't strike twice, for your sake!

Elena May 26, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

Toni, I am really really sorry that it happened... Glad that your family is all right. And hope that antenna will be fixed shortly!

Sues May 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

Glad to hear everyone is OK! We were just West of you and yet we had no lightening or thunder! Freaky!

Linda (LSN on SCS) May 27, 2009 at 7:51 AM  

Yikies Toni! How scary that must have been for you! I'm so glad that you and your family (including all the fur babies) are safe and sound. I know that I've been watching the lightning shows as of late with the boys outside...I'm always in awe of the sheer power of those bolts. So glad that everything if OK!


PS- Karrie and I are discussing the possibility of a virtual stamp night soon.

Linda Beeson May 27, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Wow, that is serious when it takes out your internet! Off to find that Cat's Pajamas challenge.

Janet May 27, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

Yikes! That is so scary! Glad you are ok.
Not to scare you...the house next to us has been hit two times, possibly three, by lightening. Once it knocked out the appliances. Another time it started a fire in the attic.
I think that is really unusual, though!