posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by jennybee35
I know what you mean about feeling targeted. I was home working at my desk one day when I heard this horrid boom sound. I looked up in puzzlement
and looked out the window at the beautiful sunshine. I went outside and surveyed my property and found a scorch mark in my back yard leading into the
woods. It was about five feet long. Lightning had struck there. And there was not a cloud in the sky and it was gorgeous out. I figured it out
later, that there was a storm several miles away and that fork had traveled all that distance to strike my yard!
. The storm did eventually make its
way over much, much later. The woods behind my house has been struck several times since I moved here and we lost part of one tree. I lost track of
how many times lightning has come down here. And where that particular scorch mark was, is exactly where I usually take my dog to enter the woods for
a walk. If I'd not already taken her just a little earlier, and had instead decided to go right then, well, there would have been a scorch mark and
two piles of ashes, I guess. Who would ever think they'd get hit by lightning on a sunny day?
I wish there would have been the same Internet resources back when my dad experienced his microburst. I'd like to know what the radar looked like
over his house at that time.
I do feel bad for you. Storm damage is a horrible thing to behold. It leaves you feeling so many things as you look at how vulnerable we really are
and how little we can protect our things from certain disasters. After we just had that quake here in my area, I looked at all the delicate figurines
I inherited from my grandma that she and I treasured so much. Fortunately they all made it through okay though some got knocked over a bit. Now I
know I can't let myself get too attached to any of it because when it came to the real test of what mattered, all I grabbed was my kid and my dog.
(I wanted to get my cats too but they hid.)
I'm not a super religious person but now I totally get that part of the Bible where we are told not to lay up our treasures here on earth where moth
and rust corrupt. All that stuff we work so hard to earn doesn't mean jack when Mother Nature goes gunning for you.