What seemed like a rather mild rain storm came thru here Wednesday afternoon. Weather channel and my iPad alert system did say rain in the forecast but the ironic thing is that AFTER the lightening strike I received an audio alert for "Severe Thunderstorms". Hell, that happened a few minutes ago!!!!
All appeared to be a normal rain with thunder in neighboring towns and didn't look threatening outside. The photo below isn't my house but I do live in the woods and NO, none of my trees show burn or split marks from a direct hit.
The electrician came out yesterday and here were the repairs made by him: Replacement of one circuit breaker which had the wires soldered together from the electrical current going thru the box. A total of 4 gfis were replace (the ground wall units with the reset), that is what is to protect the house from an electrical surge. Yeah, it did its job BUT......
Thank goodness the heat-pump is still alive and that would have been the most expensive replacement. As I had no TV, no phone or internet service thought all were lost.
Comcast came today and discovered the lightening burned out the X1 VCR, another small box for kitchen TV and the TV upstairs in the sewing room is dead. The only phone service I have is Comcast voice but only to or from those folks who have an Apple product.
YES, I have a cell phone but is a flip phone and doesn't get reception when there are leaves on the trees. Even the cable man couldn't get good reception when he was troubleshooting my equipment. So now need to figure out what to do about phones.
Until this afternoon I was watching TV on my red iPad and talking to my son. The ancient black iPad below that is what I use to host pictures of rugs I'm hooking. There is a printed picture of the antique rug among the worms on my sofa but like to refer to a photo on the iPad for better clarification.
He used terminology I didn't understand but I'll give you an example that as a rug hooker you will understand. Ya know how we keep our scissors on a magnet so they don't get lost? Did you ever notice they attach themselves to straight pins and other metal objects? Those scissors have been magnetized just as my house has been. So it will be the path of least resistance in future strikes.
Is anyone's husband an electrician and can ask him a question?? Yesterday's electrician said I could reduce the chance of getting another strike by having an "ELECTRICAL GROUND LOOP" installed. Supposedly that is to re-direct the positive from the negative and back out or whatever he said. So let me know if I should have that done or if it isn't worth the cost.
Guess I've lost a lot of my readers before you got here, lol.