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Old 04-23-2011, 01:15 PM
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:35 PM
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wow.... i believe i was at work (oil refinery) and heard the same "thunder"..... thought something blew up here!!!

so did the strike hit your house???
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Holy crap ! I would have stained my boxers right there. lol. Someone was watching out for you.
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The Lightning was scared of the Ram... decided to take out the house instead. I'm glad you and your family are safe, but sucks about the Xbox...
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Wow that's insane! My dad's been watching a storm out of the garage once and when he leaned against the metal guides for the doors, some lightning struck really close and it send a little volts his way.
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wow.... i believe i was at work (oil refinery) and heard the same "thunder"..... thought something blew up here!!!

so did the strike hit your house???
My neighbor and I looked high and low this morning and could not find anything anywhere where it struck. Then we looked up at the satellite on my roof and sure enough that is where it hit. Its burnt and melted looking.
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I usually try to keep most of my electronic toys on a Surge Protector like Belkin

I don't know if would help on a direct hit though

Glad that you & yours are ok
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WOW!!! And to think I go outside every time we get weather to watch!!

Glad your family is fine!!
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Glad you're still around to tell about your experience. GOT to be scary!
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Wow, something to think about next time I get the urge to wash my RAM in the rain. Glad everyone is okay.
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