So, I get home from work last night, after a hair-raising (theoretically) ride home in the pouring rain to find out that apparently our house was struck by lightning. The Mrs. and the kids were home, and according to TheBoy it sounded like "someone dragging a dumpster down the street." The smoke alarms went off for a short while, but then stopped of their own accord.
As far as we can tell, the house suffered no damage that we could see. I ran a visual check of the roof line and didn't see any holes, missing shingles, or other evidence of damage. No major electrical damage appears to have occurred, either, with all major appliances accounted for and an intact fuse box.
I posted a quick note on Facebook and got a flood of comments and texts. Some were folks relating their own experiences with lightning strikes, which can blast holes in roofs, destroy home electronics, and/or fry home wiring. From all accounts we got off lightly, which makes me wonder if one of the neighboring houses got hit and we got a secondary blast.
Or, maybe, just this once we got lucky...
That is all.
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