Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lightning Strikes A Bit Too Close For Comfort

Sunday evening, June 25, 2017, we had a whopper of a lightning storm.  Approximately 1/2 mile from our place, our neighbors home was hit, taking out their phone, their washer, burning the side of the house and putting large holes in the sidewalks.  It even put a pretty good-sized chunk of cement on their roof.  I went to their home the next day and took some pictures of the sidewalks not knowing or seeing until today the cement on the roof and the side of the house that got charred. I just drove up today to wish our neighbor a happy birthday and where it was only 1/2 mile away, I did not take my camera, so I don't have pictures of the cement on the roof or the charred house.  In the first picture below, look how far away from the sidewalk that huge hunk of cement was thrown by the lightning.  All I'm saying is......this was a little bit too close for comfort.................


Barb said...

Hi Marsha~

Yikes! I heard that you guys were having bad thunderstorms on Sunday night, but I had no idea that they were that bad. Mother Nature loves to show us who's boss, doesn't she?! I'm so glad that your friend is safe and sound, and that you didn't have any damage; 1/2 mile isn't that far when lightning is involved!

I would love to get together, life is way too short not to spend some time with a wonderful friend like you!


Anonymous said...

Holy cow what a lightning strike...Max

LeAnn said...

Wow, that is a little close for comfort. I don't like lightening at all not even to just watch it. My brother used to scare me when I was little. I generally just want to be some place safe. My husband on the other hand loves to watch it. I of course, have but it isn't my choice.
I feel sad for the damage that it did at your neighbors. Blessings for them and hugs for all~