There was a sizable thunderstorm yesterday on Monday and it lasted all day and half of the night.
The storm was moving easily slowly and we had a lot of lightning and thunder.
We typically have lightning from storms, but there were bolts crashing everywhere around the house. There were a couple of times when I told the kids to lay underneath the table. I was concerned that a bolt of lightning would hit a tree. Things were especially hairy after it got dark, because I couldn’t see anything outside. Around 2:00 in the morning, I was sleeping. All of the teenagers were in the kitchen with me. They were on the floor and sleeping bags. It wasn’t easily hot inside of the house, so the air conditioner wasn’t running at the time. I heard a loud crash and then thunder and lightning. Then I heard another crashing sound that was close to the house. The crashing sound was so close that I was scared. I ran outside without putting on my galoshes and rain sweater. It was still pouring pretty hard. The lightning caused a tree in the backyard to fall. The tree fell right on top of the outdoor air conditioner. The equipment was dented badly and I could see that the wires looked damaged too. I knew that I was going to have to call the repair service that day. I decided to shut off the power to the air conditioner. I toggled the switch to the thermostat and I also shut off the fuse. That day I called a repair service and a tree trimming business.
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