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.