Written by Sue, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 cloudy, some rain, cold temps. 40's
To all who visit Pear Tree Lane, thank you for taking the time to read and comment, I usually try and respond to comments before writing a new post, but I am making an exception this time, You see I have been out of phone service,(which meant no internet, and no Notecard Party at Vee's this month, I don't have a smart phone but am seriously considering one) lack of service was due to a severe electrical storm we had in our community. I have never experienced seeing and hearing so much thunder and lightening strikes in all my life, it lasted for 1 3/4 hrs. We are used to electrical storms in the summer, but none as severe as this winter one was.
The repairman said the lightning probably struck near our underground phone line and when it reached the ground it kept right on going, hitting the underground line and straight to the house to the protective box it went. It blew the top off of the box into many pieces. The box has been replaced and a temporary line is in place until the phone company can plow a new line in. I am so thankful the lightening did not hit the house, goodness knows what the outcome would have been.
This is the damage, the hit was so hard the lid exploded, I found pieces all around.
This Is My Story and I am Sticking to it. ~Grinning~