About 11:00a.m. yesterday morning LaDawn and I were visiting with a good friend who had just stopped by the studio unexpectedly. The winds were a howlin', the thunder was a boomin', and then CRAAACKKKK! -that last lightning strike was way too close for comfort. How close was it - well it severed the guy wire attached to the lightning rod completely off. We found it on the deck once we started inspecting the property.
Jen and Stacy were working on a few images in our production area and claimed an arc of sparks shot out of a power socket just missing them by inches. Sharon was long distance on the phone and she too luckily escaped without injury. Since there were no burn marks around the outlet, I deduced (a carry over from my Physics days) it must have been a plasma jet.
Anyway, they were fine, but some of the equipment was not. The computers were all OK, but the Router did not survive. After some testing , it was declared DOA and another is en-route from Netgear. Needless to say, all connections to the outside world were cut off.
Phone service still has not returned, traffic lights were not working, and sirens were blaring. That explains the late post. I ended up using a thumb-drive to transfer the blog images to my laptop, reconnected to the Internet via my handy dandy Verizon card and got posted about 3:00 p. m.
Today we are getting things back on line and should be back to normal in a day or two. Neither rain, nor shine, nor bolts of lightning will stop DigitalProTalk.com ;~)