This Week...Ba-Ba-Bam!

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This Week...Ba-Ba-Bam!

 

What a week of thunderstorms, lightning, and tornado warnings!

 

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In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the fairway and hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron. Lee Trevino



On Sunday night we had a terrible storm. There was a lightning strike that made Larry and I almost jump out of our chairs. It was so close to the house, we looked around the house just in case something had been hit and Larry went outside to see if anyone’s house may have been hit and on fire. 

 

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I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side. Ralph Steadman



Then minutes later we heard sirens that were close and then stopped very quickly near our house. It turns out that lightning had hit our neighbor’s tree and split part of it and then a fire started in the attic. His son put it out, firetrucks came, and no one was hurt. 

 

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Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. Mark Twain



On Wednesday afternoon, we had another bad thunderstorm and we lost power. (as did many others in the city) and had a small casualty in our back yard. More on that next week, but suffice it to say no one was injured. 

 

 

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Be the lightning. Even if it’s for a second, turns the night into day.  Unknown



I can handle the rain and have come to love the sound of thunder.  I don’t even mind high winds...but lightning?  I’ve seen what it can do and would be very happy if it stayed away from me. 

 

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Have a safe and lightning-free weekend. 

 

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Doug Dawes
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Hi Kathy Streib 

You lived in FL and must have seen horizontal lightning? Thunder, lightning & rain can come quickly in Texas.

Lee Trevino's quote was a daring statement by him.

Wasn't it the captain of the Titanic who said this? “I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. “God himself could not sink this ship!

May 30, 2020 07:17 AM #16
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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yes...we keep getting them here on the Space Coast. Almost exactly the time the rocket is going to launch!  :(:(

May 30, 2020 08:16 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy,
We have a forecast for a thunderstorm later today.  Our fear is always the chance of the lightning starting fires that can get out of control, especially if the wind comes up. 

My husband's best friend from childhood was struck by lightning on a trail ride many years ago.  It killed him and his horse instantly.

Love the golf quote! 

May 30, 2020 08:18 AM #18
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Hello Kathy - while reading your post, some of the same thoughts of this week expressed by Myrl Jeffcoat were going through my mind as well.  Coincidence or something else? 

May 30, 2020 10:53 AM #19
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Kathy Streib  We have had some storms here also hitting tree branches falling with crash boom bangs - I do like watching storms from a window some days find them fascinating - have a great day 

May 30, 2020 12:24 PM #20
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Lee Trevino always had great quotes and was such a good entertainer.  Oh, and he was a great golfer too.  I am glad you made it through safely.

May 30, 2020 01:29 PM #21
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Kathy Streib
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 now that is scary!!!  Having a fire scares me more than anything. 

Barbara Todaro I loved it too!    Thought of  Carol Williams when I saw the quote. 

 

May 30, 2020 01:54 PM #22
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Wayne Martin My niece's husband is with HPD and works downtown. Last night he had rocks thrown at him and couldn't do a thing. 

Kat Palmiotti be careful out there, especially if you're out in the woods!

Donald Urschalitz oh yes. I remember being in Tampa during one of those. It was scary!!!

May 30, 2020 01:59 PM #23
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Lottie Kendall that truly is scary, being out in the open like that. 

Nina Hollander I haven't seen lightning this bad in a long while. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I'm used to late afternoon thunderboomers but I can't remember when the strikes were as bad as this past week. 

May 30, 2020 02:03 PM #24
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Sharon Lee I hated being on the boat when it was lightning. 

faye schubert I'm not familiar with it but will look into it. 

wow Myrl Jeffcoat we haven't had 100 degrees yet but we've had 90 degree temps. 

 

May 30, 2020 04:20 PM #25
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Grant Schneider glad you're back in Florida!!! Enjoy and have lots of fun. 

Brian England Thank you!!! I was worried about our neighbor because his wife doesn't get around very well. Glad their son was there. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I can remember coming in on our boat during one of those bad storms. Larry reminded everyone not to touch anything metal on the boat. 

May 30, 2020 04:24 PM #26
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Doug Dawes you're right...I am used to it but still don't like it! LOL  Interesting Titantic quote!!! To me famous last words are "There's no way it will happen."  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I watched the launch today! Hope you got a better view!!!

May 30, 2020 04:26 PM #27
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Oh my gosh Carol Williams That is so sad about your husband's friend. YOU be safe on the golf course. 

Michael Jacobs I'd imagine that's an excellent pondering thought for you!!!

Hannah Williams I love rain and storms too. It breaks up all of the hot weather. 

May 30, 2020 04:29 PM #28
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI I always enjoyed it when he played. 

May 30, 2020 04:29 PM #29
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We had our thunder and lightning storm this morning which is very unusual for the Pacific Northwest. Loved your quotes this week...

Hope you are having a great weekend Kathy Streib 

May 30, 2020 09:04 PM #30
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Morning Kathy.

Lee was and is so right.  A difficult iron to hit that little white ball with

May 31, 2020 12:38 AM #31
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Sounds like an exciting week. 

San Diego was it's dull, sunshine, beautiful weather, self this week. 😂🤣

Glad your are safe. 

May 31, 2020 08:38 AM #32
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Kathy you keep the bad weather over there.  We had a fantastic weekend.

May 31, 2020 04:22 PM #33
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Yikes, Kathy, that's pretty scary. Glad it wasn't worse than it was.

I prefer to not have the thunderstorms, as so often the lighting hits and starts fires here!!

Jeff

May 31, 2020 08:20 PM #34
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Sharon Tara
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Thunder storms can be terrifying. Tornado...even more so. 

Here we are just dealing with high wind. Annoying at most.

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