Sunday, September 19, 2010

Back online! I don't like lightning.

I feel like I've been "cut off" from the world lately! Last Sunday night, my house got zapped by lightning. My son & I are both fine, along with our two kitties. But here's the list of electronic casualties:

  • Ethernet card
  • Modem
  • 60-inch projection TV (it's about 10 yrs old and it was given to me, but still...I got spoiled by that big screen)
  • Xbox 360
  • My son's guitar amp
  • Hot water heater (that was installed brand-new 4 months ago when I moved in, the realtor and landlord will replace it this week, thankfully)

Do I have renter's insurance? Ummm no. But you can bet I'll be looking into it for the future!
So, even though there are things that we'll have to do without for a while, I'm just glad we're ok, and that there was no structural damage to the house...and I'm REALLY glad my computer didn't get fried too.

I was able to get online elsewhere during the week and order a cheapie ethernet card on Ebay. I also had an old modem here at the house so I could get back online late last night (after only a couple bad words trying to take out the old ethernet card).
Let's just say I'm glad to be back!!

1 comment:

  1. I have had that problem myself. It got the TV, the set top box, the dogs bowl and my lap top. Fried it completely along with all my accounting program for the tax department. I'm still trying to put it all back together months later. I have now invested in some heavy duty power surge protector power boards.