Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Recovering from Lightnin Strike
We had a freak super storm cell hit 2 weeks ago while at work. Mom thought she heard a crack over at our place- but when we came home - no clocks blinking, power was on- that is until we tried to use the compter and then the TV.
When I went out to see the pups, they were prancing about with huge chunks of bark in their mouths and it became evident that the point of impact was a maple tree in our dog yard. Thank goodness we did not have pup-kabobs!
After hours of sleuthing we deduced the surge ran in on the phone line and fried our computer and DSL modem. Our satellite reciever was also affected
I won't deny the absence of connection the the outside world was not fun, but it is a challenge when one tries to work from home.
Of course life at the ranch has been packed with the impending summer- weeding. We have had record heat and until today all the major thunderstorms have passed by leaving the land parched.
Just when you think you are fed up with Mother Nature- she brings the much needed water, cool after storm breezes and oh yes! Art in the form of a huge rainbow.