Lightning does strike, so protect your home

Lightning strikes
Lightning strikes

We walked into the house about 8:30 at night. It was almost dark – not completely – which perhaps was why we didn't notice that the lights weren't operating at full strength. The floor, covered with plaster that had blown out from two different points on the walls, was the giveaway. Well, that plus the fact that the microwave, washing machine, stereo, cable, Internet and phone were fried. Over the next day or so we'd discover that the sprinklers, one of the a/c transformers and the garage door openers were gone as well.

Our house had been hit by lightning.