Gut Rumbles

August 10, 2005

Nice storm

It lasted only about 30 minutes, but it was intense. I sat in my garage and watched it. A tremedous bolt of lightning hit a pine tree behind my neighbor's house and it blew flaming limbs out of the tree and filled the air with the aroma of turpentine. I started to grab a fire extingusher and take care of it, but the rain put the fire out.

Damn! That was a fine show. The power never even blinked, either.

I probably ought to walk across the street and make sure that Sherry is okay. That was HER pine tree that got hit by the lightning. She may be cowering under a bed in a fetal position right now.

I think I'll wait a little while and see if we have a Second Wave coming. I still don't like the look of that sky.


You can get whacked even if the sky looks clear above you. Those sumbitches have a looonngg reach.

Posted by: Bane on August 10, 2005 05:43 PM

Goddamn if I don't miss haveing thunderstorms.

Posted by: Maeve on August 10, 2005 07:53 PM

Ya ought to see the leftovers after a cow takes a direct hit from lightning. T-bones and pot roast damn near cooked, but mixed up with all the innards and other parts. Probably be a gourmet feast in Liberia.

Thunderstorms are enjoyable.

Posted by: TomR on August 10, 2005 09:32 PM

Tom, I helped a friend of mine bury a horse that was killed by a lightning strike. The damn thing was half-cooked.

We needed a backhoe to dig the hole and some sturdy ropes to drag the horse into it. Meat kept falling off that fucker, so we needed shovels, too.

That was NOT a fun day.

Posted by: Acidman on August 10, 2005 10:16 PM
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