Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Not so Perfect Storm

Hey furends! Lily Belle here. Mommy is laying on the couch at the moment so I decided to hijack her 'puter to tell you all about what happened yesterday afternoon.

We was not having such a good afternoon here in Florida. The skies opened up and poured rain down so hard you couldn't see out the window. Muffin and I don't like when that happens so we were shaking like a leaf on a tree.

Mommy decided to go into the garage for something. (I think she was taking dinner out of the garage freezer.) She walked to the end of the garage and was looking out onto the driveway. The winds were blowing and it was still raining. All of a sudden an ENORMOUS bolt of lightning came down and hit some tree's at the end of our driveway. BOOM!

Mommy started to turn around and run but the loud BOOM caught her right ear. She said it all happened in an instant and it scared the heck outta her. She was scared outta her pants. (Mommy said something about having to change her panties.) She rain into the house screaming.

Muffin was already hiding under the bed by the time Mommy ran into the house. I was in Daddy's arms. Daddy was yelling to Mommy that he heard something inside the house go POP. Grandpa Bob was sitting at the dining room table oblivious to what was happening.

Mommy said it was the first time she ever saw a bolt of lightning that up close and personal. Doesn't want to ever see one again either.

Once we all calmed down we accessed the situation inside the house. Mommy was complaining because she couldn't hear too well outta her right ear.

The darn thunder bolt fried our DirecTV receivers (2 of them), the flat screen TV in the bedroom, sent a surge into Daddy's Tablet and also killed our portable phones. (All our TV's and DirecTV receivers are always plugged into surge protectors ~ Like that did us a lot of good!)

Oh the chaos it caused. So when the going get's tough, the tough go shopping!


We got the DirecTV Man coming today to bring us 2 new receivers. Hopefully by tonight we will be back in business. (Well, with the exception of Daddy's Tablet.)

Mommy still isn't hearing too well in her right ear and she said it hurts too. We think in a few days it will go away. She better be able to hear Muffin and I whine for treats!

I told Mommy that the next time there are boomers in the area, to go hide under the bed with Muffin. I think she got the message loud and clear.

Lily Belle


  1. OMD OMD your mom is lucky that she wasn't FRIED like a tube steak on a stick... or all of your electronicial stuffs were. HOLY GWALK A MOLEY ! THAT was a CLOSE Call.

  2. OMD! That was CLOSE. We had a bit of thunder last night (and it's raining cats and squirrels now) BUTT nothin' like THAT! We're just glad that it wrecked objects and NOT your mum!

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

  3. oh my! that had to be beyond scary!! Was the TV on when the lightning did that? Mom is always yelling at Dad to turn the TV off during storms. Thank God you are all safe! Hoping your Mom's ear is ok!

  4. OMD that is terrible!!! Glad y'all are safe though.
    Love ya,

  5. No fun to have all your stuff fried but we're glad you are all safe.

  6. Don't ya just love summer in Florida!!! We got lots of rain at my house BUTT no dunders or light shows! I tink I slept through da whole ting! Hope Mommy's ear feels better.

  7. That is REALLY scary!! I have a fear of lightning anyway so that would have just done me in!! So glad to hear that you are all right...with the exception of the electronics! Maybe we should ALL wear Thundershirts! :)

  8. OMD thank God you were all OK. The other week we got caught smack bang in the middle of the park and one cracked above our heads as we sheltered under a big tree (no where else to go) and we all were really scared. It took a good 20 minutes before we could race home and we were drenched. It is very frightening. Have a serene Sunday and let us all partake of some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Blimey, that was too close for comfort. Thank dawg your mum is ok, well cept for her poor ear. Hope your insurance covers the damage from the big lightning bolt mates. Take care and don't let your mum anywhere near the storms again ok? No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  10. It is scary when your house gets hit. We are glad the damage was limited to the electronics - at least they are replaceable! Be safe!

  11. Oh man... We were just talking about this possibility at our house, and we thought the surge protectors would do the job. Our home insurance company wants us to get stuff for outside the house to prevent it. Anyway, I'm glad that you're all okay but sorry about all the damage.


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