That’s how I was woken up early Monday morning around 3:00am. Bolts of lightning were striking nearby like it was a scene from an end of the world movie. I could picture people running and dodging the jagged streaks of electricity. The noise and light were also reminiscent of the 4th of July fireworks. When I looked outside through my window I saw a strange pulsating and explosive light and heard a crazy whirring/buzzing noise that accompanied it. Then all was quiet including every electronic device on the premise.
The neighbor’s electric box and ours across the Seagull River were both hit by lightning. Thankfully our neighbor used his radio to call the power company and by a little after 6:00am on Monday morning our power had been restored. I LOVE our Arrowhead Electric linemen who are sent out on calls and respond so quickly and who are so efficient and fast at repairing our lines. Our busy morning would have been much more challenging without the use of our cash register and computers for getting groups out into the Boundary Waters this morning.
Not much rain fell with the lightning storm and that always freaks me out. It’s been a very wet summer so far and we haven’t had to worry about wildfires for the most part. It’s still quite wet in the woods but lightning strikes can cause trees to smolder and when conditions do get dry then fires can start. I’m going to try not to worry about it because it doesn’t do any good anyway.
I guess Mother Nature just felt badly for me because I didn’t see any fireworks this 4th of July, thanks for the display.