Been working on a post for a few days, taking pictures and stuff, but it's been rudely interupted by this:
And a big pile of ALL our (now useless) winter/fall outer wear strewn all over my downstairs area.
Our well got hit by a lightening during a big storm Saturday afternoon........which we didn't notice until our fire alarms went off late that night (2am). We didn't use much water that night (take out for supper, no dish washing or laundry, etc) so it wasn't noticed and when he took shower before bed (which seemed fine) that overloaded whatever was left of our water system at that point and set it to smoldering and, eventually, on fire.
So thank you for working fire alarms. Thanks to me for shutting off the a/c when I go to bed because I don't like not being to hear what is going on in the house (wouldn't have heard the alarm in that part of the house until it was much, much worse). And thankfully I didn't do dishes or anything while the storm was actually going on because if the well pump had been running when it was hit the whole house would have gone up instead of it stopping at the pump switch because the conduit was closed.
On the bad side, my well/water system was completely ruined from soup to nuts, along with some insulation and everything in the closet near there is a wreck with smoke damage. On the good side, it only took them two days to replace everything and get the water back. On the bad side, that cost over $6,000 to set it back to rights. *cringe* (And that's not including the lawn items that were lost in the process of rewiring the well, like the bushes, plants, and grass.)
On the good-good side, the house is still standing and insurance doesn't seem like it's going to fight the claim. And they are sending someone to pick up our winter jackets and stuff to try and clean it. So in the end it's not by any means a tragedy. Just another life experience. I might want to be careful for a while though while my 'luck' fills up again because I'm pretty sure I used all mine up for the moment. :)