Just a quick note to let you know that I am here and all is well, but our home was hit by lightening on Tuesday night. No visible damage, but phone, Internet, TV, etc are all out. We are finding things as we go, that are also not working. A TVand a phone were immediate victims. It looks like it might have hit the TV antenna and satellite dish and traveled into the house. The explosion was something else. I jumped about 10 foot off the ground.
It was quite the light show. There were so many lightening strikes that the sky was lit up for about 35 minutes. The lightening was hitting the ground and everything on it, and flashing back up with bright blue light light. I guess I should have been more scared than I was, but I was so captivated by what I was seeing, I could stop watching. Until of course I was the target! :-) There were thousands of strikes every minute. Mother Nature!!! She was really mad!
We've added the microwave to our DOD (dead on demand) list along with the air conditioning. :-( I am trying to go thru the house and test out everything right now. But I am very happy to report that none of my sewing machines were plugged in at the time! Yeah...
Farmers Insurance has been a big let down. They can't seem to find an adjuster to come out for at least 10 days. Really??? I am so glad my house didn't burn down and we were sitting in the ashes waiting for them. We have replaced a breaker already to get power back on to everything, but I am not comfortable with there not being hidden problems. We are taking matters into our own hands and getting workmen out to inspect things since Farmers can't seem to help us. I don't want to risk a fire while they figure out how to get someone out here, to start the process. And yes my bills are paid on time. For 30 years now with only 1 claim for theft of a roto-tiller, 29 years ago :-) God love insurance companies.
Hope anyone else effected is OK and getting better service than I am right now!