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Hail ..looks like winter !

This is a discussion on Hail ..looks like winter ! within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Clint, my apologies. My last post was meant for you too. You must have been ...

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    Clint, my apologies. My last post was meant for you too. You must have been terrified!! I sure would have been.

    You know, we're being told that this hurricane season should be somewhat "normal." But when you guys have the kind of weather you're having, it makes me very nervous about what we'll be facing later this summer.

    Stay safe, wherever you are.

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    Thanks. We are fine here. The lightning, I was told last night, actually struck pole in front of my house and the surge traveled into my house through the coaxial cable of the internet line. I am not sure how that blew-out my door bell since it is on a separate circuit all together, but we are slowly getting everything repaired and turned back on. The newest discovery this morning was that it looks like it also hit our laptop computer that was plugged in and charging the battery. bummer. It was only about a year old.

    I installed a CyberPower battery backup and surge protector between the wall and my computer now. It also takes the Ethernet cable and runs it through the surge protection too. I was using a power-strip with a surge protector, but that was also how that laptop upstairs got whacked.

    As far as I know we only had strong wind and rain. I don't think we had tornadoes, but since we rarely see that kind of thing here in the foot-hills of the Ozarks, it was pretty scary. When going to get the new router and stuff last night, I saw a power pole that was standing at about a 45 degree angle out over the road. I guess that is why we still have electricity and many other do not. If it had fallen, then we would probably still be without power.

    Thanks for your thoughts and concern. We are fine and our pets, home and orchids all seem fine too.

    Cheers,
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    Guys, I was reading and reading here and every time I want to post I get stuck. I can't say anything about the bad thinks... I am the type of person that cryies when watching or reading sad stories. So you can tell how I feel...With my positive personality I can only say the best of all is that you are all safe! Everything that can be fixed will be... As long as you are safe and in a good health!
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    Glad you are ok lightening is so dangerous .. We might get a storm tonight in Mo. hope it does not go there . Stay safe .. Gin

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