Hello dear friends!
I have been out of pocket lately, but I am back and have so much to blog about.
First, you may be wondering where I have been. Well for nearly two weeks now, our little family has been trying to get our house back in order, after a near miss at our home. Monday, July 26th my sweet girl and I arrived home, to find our neighborhood without power. It had been storming all day with harsh lightening. The garage door would obviously not work, so we parked in the driveway and made our way to the front door. We open the door to a powerless house and the alarm on it's back up battery. I disarmed the alarm and we proceed to walk further into the house. It was a few seconds after we got into the house, when I noticed an odor. The smell was distinct and it was everywhere, it was natural gas! Remembering that one should leave the house to call for help, we quickly went back outside. As we waited outside for the fire department, the power came back on in the house. I was so worried that any moment the house would blow. I have never had anything like this happen before and have to admit, aside from knowing to leave the house to call for help, I did not know how else to handle the situation. Meanwhile Husband arrived home along with the fire department. We could smell the gas as we stood on the neighbors front porch. The firemen enter the house and quickly turned around for more gear. They located the problem and put an end to the looming tension. So what happened? Lightening hit our house! Due to the builder using an electrical contractor, that obviously did not know what they were doing, the so called grounding feature to the home was compromised. When lightening struck, the gas line leading to our stove top was hit causing a hole in the line, resulting in the gas leak. Most all the electrical, including the AC components were fried as well. Angels were watching over us on that day. I still get emotional thinking about what could have been, then overwhelmed with how protected we were. It has been a difficult few weeks. So glad to be getting back to normal.
I hope all is well with you!