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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Not a fun experience!!! And the smell is hard to forget!! Many years ago lightening hit a light pole across the street from our house. It was dark and I had been watching the storm from my bed.The smell of ozone was so strong it filled the house almost immediately!! Scarey!!!

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    I glad that you did not get hurt!!!!

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    How scary! Glad youre okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    had a TERRIBLE storm this afternoon and GOT HIT BY LIGHTNING

    borrowing neighborhood wireless.. and it's sloooooooooooooooow
    Does the neighbor know you're using their wireless connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    had a TERRIBLE storm this afternoon and GOT HIT BY LIGHTNING

    borrowing neighborhood wireless.. and it's sloooooooooooooooow
    Does the neighbor know you're using their wireless connection?
    it's the church-open line

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    Ditter is right! and especially if it is singed hair or burnt finger, not a memory you want. You are so blessed, I am. It will give you a righteous headache and black eyes and fry the hairclippers to you hubby's head !!! Be home soon and be safe. (The non working icemaker???) that is totally weird. You are doubly blessed.) Keep in touch.

    Blessings,
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    Hoorey! We have PHONE AND DSL again!! Guys just left - and they said lightning had hit out at the road....
    So wonder how many times we were actually in the cross-hairs

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    It is really a nasty thing...that lightning...
    I would recommend that you purchase good surge protecters for big electrical items(TV, Computers, Sewing Machines). A few months back, we took a big surge and it fried my surge protector, but saved my TV, Computer, and sewing machines...
    It was worth the cost of a new one (about $100), rather than replacing all the others...

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    During storms we ALWAYS unplug tvs, dish receiver, computers, modems, etc.... had unplugged the modem from the phone line but didn't unhook the PHONES.
    The computers are ALL on UPS' and everything else on surge protectors - but as I said, stuff is unplugged for storms - surge protectors won't work for lightning bolts!

    We did lose the corded phone and the portable phones (set of 2) so bought a new set today, and a new corded phone - we live in a rural area with REMC - electric out is common and you need a corded phone for such times.

    I also have some corded phones "put back just in case"

    a light pole in town got hit and SHATTERED...

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    Glad to hear that all is back to normal. So happy that you/family were not hurt. Lightening is so dangerous. I won't even let the dogs out when a storm is near.

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