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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Thunder & Lightning

We had some crazy storm roll in Friday night which put a damper on everyone's jonze for a fireworks display.

The storm came on with a vengeance and with little warning: one minute we were out back grilling at my brother-in-law's watching the kids in a water balloon fight (which escalated into a hose fight that I may have gotten the worst of) and then next minute we were dodging thunder clouds and lightning while trying to light off some fireworks.

I was determined to use up my left over bottle rockets from last year but the wind kept blowing out my lighter.

When I saw a bolt of lightning and heard the loud clap of thunder I threw in the towel and retreated to the comforts of their house.

The next day when we came home after spending night, we had no TV, no phone and no internet service.

Some of our tomato plants got whacked as well as sunflower or two by the storm.

And that's when my wife yelled, "Holy shit!"

As you can see by the looks of these pictures, it appears the tree house got hit by lightning when we were gone.

Check out the zipper-like strip that goes up the bark of the pine tree... or the hole in the roof... or the shredded plywood?

Fucking nuts, eh?


Matt said...

Holy Shit!!, indeed

MileHighDad said...

Crazy stuff man! I hate lightning. Glad no one was "home" when it hit!

Suggadelic said...

What does "god" have against your treehouse?

greg said...

dunno what the man upstairs has got against me these days.

somebody sure seems to be dishin' out heavy doses of voodoo my way recently.

i'm ready for something good to happen!

JonMcP said...

Holy shit is right! Man, you're really on a string of bad luck lately.

AMR said...

Not a place to hide out during a storm, I guess.

Someone told me you'll know whether or not the tree was damaged (if indeed the tree itself was hit) within a few days.

FWIW -- my tomato plants also took a beating but I was able to restake them this morning. I'll take the rain minus the wind next time, por favor.

Darren said...

Wow! We've had a couple storms like that this summer but nothing hit so close to home. Great treehouse though.