Last week, we had some terrible thunderstorms.
There was a storm right off the coast and it traveled onto the mainland and sat there for a while.
It was moving one or two miles an hour for half of the day and our neighborhood was battered with heavy rain and wind. We had a lot of lightning, which is very unusual for this area. I was very surprised that we did not lose power. We did, however, lose our AC unit. I thought the AC unit was struck by lightning and that turned out to be exactly what occurred. We were sitting inside of the house watching television when the lightning struck. I heard the house shake and it seemed like there was a smell in the air. The AC unit was off at the time, but I knew something had to be wrong. I told the kids to stay in the house, but I was going to walk outside for a minute and walk around the house. I put on a pair of galoshes and a rain jacket. I walked around the back and it was really easy to see that the AC unit outdoors had been struck by lightning. There was a big black mark right in the middle of the machine. I shut down the breaker to the AC unit so it wouldn’t come back on even if it could. Then I called someone to help. I called the local AC repair service. I waited until the morning to have the issues fixed, because I knew it wasn’t going to be something easy to repair.