Sunday, August 14, 2016

When Lightning Kills The Internet

Like most of the country, we have been caught up in the insane heat and humidity. This makes for some really smelly laundry if you do anything outside for any length of time. Say, for example, mowing or gardening.

Friday evening, the storm that finally broke the heat hit. We knew it was coming, not because we paid much attention to the meteorologist forecast. No, we knew, because Toni Louise was wedged firmly between the bathtub and the toilet. She hates storms, but she especially hates thunder and lightning.

While I rejoiced in the cooling effects of the storm, I was not so happy that lightning struck the tower that holds the Sprint satellite and KNOCKED OUT MY INTERNET!

This was bad! HeWho called right away and alerted Sprint to the strike. He called them again the next morning. Did they not understand that Saturday is my 12 hours inside day and I NEEDED internet to get through the day!!

Too bad for me. The hours would have crawled by, but since we were not that busy, I stayed outside working in a garden that was sorely lacking in attention. I made a lot of progress, but I was elated to find a good signal when I closed the door at 9:00 last night!


Val said...

That storm is here now, and my DISH internet has been off and on all day, due to heavy rain. Thanks for sharing your weather with us. The dogs frolicked gaily this morning in the cool air, and are now soggy and subdued on the porch.

Linda O'Connell said...

We lost power yesterday, too. Enough already.

Linda O'Connell said...

We lost power yesterday, too. Enough already.