Lightening!

storm

Yesterday I wrote about thunder and lightening and about how much it scared me as a kid.  I wrote about how as an adult, storms actually seem a bit exciting. A huge summer storm blew in this afternoon causing huge lightening strikes and crashing thunder that shook homes.

I think lightening was laughing at me today letting me know that I should not be so sure about easing up on my fears!  A bolt of lightening hit a transformer by our house today the storm and brought down a power line causing a fire in the driveway of a neighbor’s house. Dave saw the fireball in the road and called 911.  The power line missed their car by less than five feet and the huge tree in their front yard by not much more than that!

The road was shut down as firefighters worked in the heat and rain putting out the electrical fire.  The fire was so hot, it melted the pavement in their driveway! When we were able to get close to it later, it looked like lava.  The neighborhood boys were moving the smoldering “lava” with sticks and putting it into the puddles of water to cool off before picking up the pieces which felt like smooth stones.  They shared a piece with me and Drew added it to his rock collection.

Our power was out for a short time, but considering how bad this could have been, a power outage seems like nothing!  No one was hurt and that is most important.

I am adding photos to today’s blog because as the saying goes, “a picture tells a thousand words.”

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