Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lightening Strikes

Are you imaging all kinds of things.  I won't lead you on.  Lightening did strike our house somewhere outside, we think.  It fried our phone and internet.  We had to get a new modem and will need a new phone.  I called our cable provider and he told me there were no outages.  Who knows what state he lives in.  I argued and said, "How can you tell me that".  I went to get the mail and the skies were iffy.  At the most I thought I would get soaked.  All of a sudden there was a strong gush of wind and hail and rain.  I got in the house and in the kitchen and there was the loudest scariest strike of lightening.  No thunder.  Then another loud boom and a flash.  My neighbor was waiting at the bus stop and it scared her as well.  She thought it hit a tree she was near.  So I don't know what it hit but it about knocked me off my feet.  We are just lucky that there wasn't a fire. 
So what did I do when I couldn't get online or watch the TV.  I made fairies.  Flower fairies.  They look a little like hippies with their flower crowns.  I found this adorable table and chair set at the nursery when I went to get pansies.  The teacups and teapot are attached to the table.  So......I have a few fairies for sale.  $5 each plus shipping.  Shipping depends on how many you order.  They are not for small children as they could be a chocking hazard.  Not sure why a toddler would want to eat one but you know how those littles can be.  They have been sealed with a non-toxic sealer.  For outside use you may want to spray them with an outdoor sealant.

Updates.  On Saturday before Easter, I hid eggs at Mabel and M.'s house.  They were getting back from a trip to the ocean.  I thought it might be fun for them to come home and find them.  I was walking around looking for places to hid them and all of a sudden I was down.  Face first in a pie of gravel that was piled up waiting to be spread.  I am such an accident waiting to happen.  I was muddy but not hurt thank goodness.  We also went looking at condos.  Since there aren't any in the village we went to see 4 about four miles out.  We loved one in particular.  They were all in the same small group of condos that we had looked at 5 years ago.  One of the units had a mold warning on the outside of the door.  How do they expect to sell one that has visual mold all through it.  I couldn't get out fast enough.  Our socks felt wet walking through.  I remembered that I had met a lady that lived in one of the condos and I still had her number.  I knew if I called her and she had moved that it would be a bad sign as she loved living there.  Sure enough trouble.  The developer pulled out of the development.  So we won't be making an offer.  So back to square one, but no offers for our house so it's all okay.  We had a showing Monday at 9 a.m. and tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.  It's so early to have everything done and be out the door 30 minutes early.  I may ask that there are no showings til 10 a.m.
I must end this post and get busy.  I need to watch M. and Mabel til rather late tonight.  I want to have things mostly done before I leave to go get the kids.
Oh, I forgot Easter.  We went to church and then out to eat. No family get together.  Spring break puts a dent into that.  It was just fine with just the two of us.
If you want a fairy, let me know.







 
 
 






15 comments:

Susie said...

Debby, I know that lightening strike had to be scary. We saw where lightening had struck a tree down the road at our neighbor's. The heat is so intense it boiled the sap of the tree and the bark fell off. I went out right as the storm was near, got our newspaper. Came in and the hail , wind and rain hit. It was so dark and it was 8:30 am. I like your cute little table/chairs. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

So glad the lightning strike wasn't worse. Cute fairies.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Cute fairies. I'm glad you are okay. That's too bad about the new expenses. Condos are tricky. If they are older and not maintained on the exterior sometimes they do a large assessment or the fees go up quite a bit. I hope you are able to find something that is suitable and meets your needs.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Debbie! Thanks for stopping by! Your little fairies are so cute! I see you love to craft too! My daughter lives in CO and had terrible lighting strikes last night! Can be pretty scary! xox

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love the little table and chairs and your fairies are sweet. Friends had a hole burn in their roof when lightning struck. It is scary stuff. Lucky you were back inside.

Linda said...

That lightening is SCARY!!! I love thunder and lighteneing - when it's not TOO scary!!!
I just know your house will sell and you will find a new forever home at just the perfect moment!! God is never late and never early. All in HIS time!!

Julia said...

I'm so glad no one was hurt in this lightning strike. It could have been worst.

I think it's a blessing in disguise that your house didn't sole earlier or you might have been stuck with the condo you wanted to buy earlier.

Better luck this time around.

We had a quiet Easter too this time just the two of us and a bad winter storm in Spring, lol...

Hope you can sell your little lightning fairies.
Hugs,
JB

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Your little fairies are so cute, Debby. Really sweet.
Good thing you found out about that condo and didn't put an offer on it. Mold is a miserable thing to deal with!
We had lightening hit one of our houses one time. It came in through the plumbing in a bathtub- knocked tiles off the wall and exited through a open bathroom window and burned through it. We were lucky there was no fire. Our cat was sitting on the bathroom counter and she was never the same after that. So scary. xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Flower fairies...how precious they are! I hope everything is back online and you have a good day tomorrow! You really have a lot to put up with right now! Sweet hugs...and lots of them, Diane

Arlene said...

So glad you are ok! A friend of ours lost all her kitchen appliances after a strike. There was almost a fire...scarry!!

We went out to dinner for Easter as well. Cracker Barrel did a good job.

Patti said...

Living in So. Cal my entire life, I just cannot imagine storms like what you are talking about. Usually the lightning is in the mountains somewhere ELSE! Hey, it hardly rains here. I would be terrified if lightening hit anywhere near me. It sounds like it is more common than I ever knew by all of your comments. I'm glad you are safe and sound - and that you have been having some fun with the little ones - and the wee ones, too! (grands and fairies!)

Edna B said...

I'm glad to hear that you are okay. Falling down is not fun, and then lightning on top of it! Hopefully, your luck will change to good things now. You were right to walk away from the condos. Mold can make you very sick. Your little fairies are adorable with that little table and chairs. You be careful, and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Edna B.

Cozy Little House said...

Well, I'm certainly high on the klutz list and fell while putting my trash in the big dumpster at the end of the patio homes (there are four in a row) and bloodied my knees but good. I have to buy band-aids so much too bad I don't have stock in the silly things.
Brenda

Mereknits said...

Lightening has struck our house or very near it and it is scary! and then you had a fall, hope you are still feeling okay from that, sometimes it takes a day or two for those aches to show up.
Hugs to you Debbie,
Meredith

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so glad you or your home weren't hurt from the lightening. I think your guardian angels are working overtime. Best wishes with your showings. Hugs!