Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Update-Wed.

This is Linda, Brenda's friend- I live across the river from her.  She gave me permission to hack her blog.  Monday night, lightening struck their house.  She had just removed her hands from the dish water, felt a tingle, then it sounded like a bomb went off, the florescent lights in kitchen exploded.  House didn't catch fire and everyone is fine.  Poor Victoria was traumatized.   (I would have been traumatized!)  It must have entered from their son's room, the fireman couldn't tell, but everything in there was fried.  Brenda didn't have her computer plugged in, her son was off with his, and her dh's is fine.  The modem is not.  (took out the landline too) It did major damage to the electrical, electrician is coming tomorrow to check it out.  They were insured and will get items replaced.  Her stove and refrig. are fine.   Our pastor is a sweet heart, they gave the gift card for meals at MCL- I thought that was great.  It is keeping her sane.  She said - Pray for her sanity.  LOL  Air Conditioning works too.  It is crazy what works and doesn't work, very unusual but we know it's the Lord, they couldn't do with out Air Conditioning.   She will come over here one day and update everyone, she doesn't know when she will be back on line.  I will read her any notes that you send.   

80 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Brenda and Linda :-) Thank you for this post - will definitely pray for your sanity, Brenda. At the same time, will offer up thanks to the Lord for protecting you and so many of your electrical items in the house! Especially the A/C!! I pray that these coming days will go smoothly and that things will be back to normal soon. So glad your computer wasn't fried! And that you are safe. God bless.

Jane said...

Oh, my goodness, that sounds AWFUL! Please tell Brenda how sorry I am to hear about this lightening strike! Thank the Lord no one was injured and that they still have so much working, plus the insurance coverage.This is so scary to think about!
Thanks for posting, Linda!
Jane-Jacksonville

Vee said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for hacking into Brenda's blog to let us know this current state of affairs. It all sounds way too exciting for me.

Tell Brenda that her sanity is in no danger since she's held in the arms of a loving God. He must've wanted some rewiring done.

Give her a gentle hug for me...

mamatigerj said...

Praising God that everyone is alright, and that the house is sound!

Linda said...

OM Goodness..praying for her and her family. I am so sorry. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you're all okay and that your house will be soon. Poor kitty! Hope you can blog again soon. LauraC

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm just so happy you're and everyone is o.k.

It is odd what works and what doesn't but it's good the AC works. I can't imagine trying to be inside without it in this heat.

Anonymous said...

thank you Linda for letting us know. I am a regular reader and know a bit about Brenda's health issues therefore, I would have been concerned about her absence. I will keep them in my prayers - praise God everyone is OK

Laura

Ann said...

Oh my! So glad you and your family are okay and that your house is intact. God is good! I pray everything will get fixed and running quickly without any great expense for you. What a blessing your air conditioning is working. Take a deep breath, breathe a prayer of thanksgiving and watch God work it all out for you (good stress relief). Blessings, Ann

jAne said...

oh gracious sakes!!!!!
~*(~*(~*( gentle embrace )*~)*~)*~
how absolutely terrifying!
sooo thankful she and the family
and furr baby are all right,
but golly gee willikers..

praying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jAne

Suze said...

Oh my - just glad she, family and Victoria are ok......

Kimberly said...

Wow! Glad Brenda and family are okay--and have a.c.! I can imagine, from reading her blog for over a year, that she is handling the situation with a good sense of humor and strong faith. Will pray her and her husband and for the lovely Victoria.

Lisa said...

so thankful she was not hurt! I lived thru lightening hitting my house 3 times as a child. It is very terrifying! Will keep the family in my prayers!
-Lisa

Rebecca said...

Linda, DO let Brenda know that I'll be praying that they're back to "normal" soon (Whatever normal is!)

Sounds like she has kindnesses coming at her from all directions! Thankful damage wasn't worse.

Thank yo for carry the message to her.

Amanda said...

Linda,
Thank you for updating us on the situation. We will keep them in our prayers for a quick recovery back to a normal working household.

Bonnie said...

Oh, my goodness, what shock I felt as I read the update. I had to read it 3 times to make sense of it and to calm down! Brenda, I am so sorry and I am praying for all that is involved in this situation - known and unknown. I am so thankful that no one was injured. Please stay calm and take one day at a time. All will be slowly restored and things will return to normal. Peace be on you and yours! Bonnie

My lovely Life said...

I am sorry to hear about that. We had lighting knock our phone out this week!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Thanks for the update!

Brenda, I am so sorry! But I am mostly thankful for the Lord's protection of you all and the computers. And the Air Conditioning! I am praying for peace and sanity for you.

Deanna

Debra said...

Oh no! I can't believe this and am so sorry to hear what happened, Brenda. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I'm very thankful it wasn't worse.... We'll look forward to your return here, but just hang in there and take one day at a time, ok? We'll be here when you get back. Blessings, Debra

Corin said...

Praise the Lord that everyone is okay! Hopefully everything will go smoothly in getting back to normal!

Scrappy quilter said...

Oh my hope everything works out for Brenda. That must have been scarey. Hugs

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this-but thankful to hear that everyone --you too, Victoria--seems OK.
Sending prayers

Heather L. said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm so sorry! Thanks to your friend for letting us know. I'll be praying for you and looking forward to good news of things getting back together, replaced, working. Much love to you!!!

Linds said...

How awful! Thank God everyone is ok, and thanks for letting us know. Please give her my love and tell her I am praying for her (and her sanity!)

Kel said...

Oh no! I am so very very sorry. Praising The Lord that you all are fine and that the house didn't catch fire.

Will be praying here for you ALL.

Thank you for letting us all know.

Much love and many prayers,
Kelly Lynn in Texas

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank goodness noone was hurt. Take care and give Victoria a pat from us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda and family . Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers take care

Sheryl

Marge said...

Oh my, Brenda! Thank God you are okay. Fried modems can be replaces. I'm sure it is a huge stressor....take care of yourself and return as soon as you can.

Blessings........

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

I don't know when you'll see this dear Brenda but please know I/we are praying for you all and your poor house...what a crazy thing to have happened! I understand that your part of the country is having some crazy, uncomfortable weather...I pray that relief comes soon for all concerned. Sending lots of love and a special prayer for your little Victoria.
Love from your friend,
Tracey
x0x

Anonymous said...

Oh Brenda! I am so glad to hear all of you are fine. We had a scare with an appliance starting to burn the other day but God made sure we were home and saw it quick so no one was hurt. He is there for us. I know everyone that comes to your blog wishes we were all there to do something to help you. Prayers by everyone, you can be sure will be said all over for you and your family.God is still in charge sitting on His throne and things will get back in order for you. I wish I could make it quicker but I can't. Sarah

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your problem. Prayers go out to you.

Anonymous said...

I am keeping all of you in my prayers. So glad that no one was hurt.

Valerie

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are all ok!

Dee/NY

hmsclmom said...

So thankful no one was hurt of worse and that you still have a home. ((((HUGS))) and prayers!

becka said...

So sorry to hear about this, Brenda. I will be praying that the electrical problems can be repaired quickly and that they will be completely covered by your insurance. Glad that your family (and your computers!)was spared.

Anonymous said...

Mercy...it seems that is a terrible problem in so many areas of this country these days!! A few years ago, our neighbors across the street got hit. STILL to this day, they often smell smoke inside that house and cannot find the source. BE SO SURE you find VERY competent electrical people...maybe seek several to look it over!! Sigh...had a scary storm here today/tonight too. SO glad Brenda and family are fine and even the kitty!! Thanks for updating us here!!
Elizabeth in NC

Katie said...

Hi Brenda,
I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family, but I am grateful to God for His mercy in sparing your lives (and as many of your possessions as He did!). I'll be praying for you as you recover and repair!
Katie

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, Linda, thank you for letting us know about this. I would have been traumatized too. What a blessing that no one was hurt, and the pastor has been so helpful with gift cards, and other people with other things. But I am sure it was quite a shock to everyone. I'll be keeping them all in my prayers.

Vicki in UT said...

Brenda, my prayers are with you. I am glad nobody was hurt; lightning is a scary dangerous thing. Take your time to recover, I am sure it was quite a shock to you. Best wishes,
Vicki

Rita said...

What a frightening experience. Sure wish the best for you as you work to get things repaired. Very glad that you were not hurt. So thankful your hands were not in the dishwater when the lightening hit. Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Tell her that we are praying for her, what a terrible thing for them to go through. Hope and pray the electrician gets the house sorted quickly, and just sending some hugs

Thank you for posting this for her.

Blessings to you all
shelley p
from over the pond

Veronica said...

I'm so sorry. How scary! I'm glad everyone is ok.

Kim said...

Oh, Hope all gets better soon and that they will all be ok.
I have just started to read her blog again after taking a break

Love & Prayers
Kim

Lallee said...

Brenda,my goodness! I'm glad all of you are OK--Victoria too! I hope all will be back in order for you soon.
Hugs,
Lallee

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I am so thankful the Lord protected them. Is there any way I can send something to help? I have been so blessed by her words and insights. Dee

Helen said...

Thank you for the update! I look for Brenda's posts often, and I was wondering if everything was ok. Wow, lightning can be so random. So glad God's hand was protecting Brenda and her family. As we all know, things are replaceable; people are not. I'm praying that things get back to a happy medium soon.
Helen

Jackie said...

Wow Brenda...I am so sorry to hear of your loss but am so glad you and your family and home are safe! How wonderful the way the Lord protected you and your home from major damage and that you can still be there AND with your A/C! With a prayer of thanks and a hug...

Anonymous said...

Wow! Glad everyone's OK. Praying for you.
Juli Aaron

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Oh MY!!! Let her know i'm praying for her!!
Praise GOD everyone is ok!!

Lena said...

What a frightening thing to have happened. I'm relieved to hear that you and your loved ones are ok, though some things will need replacing.

My best to you and your family.

Kim said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this! I've been enjoying your blog for some time now. I'm a reader, but not a commenter. But, I had to let you know that I will certainly be praying for you. May our Lord give you peace and strength during this difficult time.

Terri said...

Oh how blessed she is that no one was hurt.This exact thing happened to our house a few years ago. We live in Florida and even though this does happen quite often.. it had never happened to us. Our AC was hit along with the alarm system and the land line phones. No internet at home back then. Such a hassel but we (like Brenda) did have Insurance coverage (thank you Lord ) so..... I know just how she feels... and I pray that all comes together smoothly and quickly! (oh and thank you for posting for her!!) :) Terri

Peggy Lorenz said...

Brenda, praying for you! We also had a horrible lighning storm the other night...very scary. I'm thankful it wasn't worse for you. Hope to hear from you soon!

Anonymous said...

I hope and pray that everything will be fine in your home and that all nervers and sanity are back together again! Lightning is very scary for the nervers..it sounds like its alway on top of you. Peace be with you and all your family!

nanniereese

a8383 said...

I am sooo sorry Brenda! Praying for you and your husband. Angela

Anonymous said...

Oh, my - how scary! Praying for you this week!

Cyndi in MN

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news! I love her blog and popped over here to see what she was up to. Please let her know that she's in my thoughts. :) Stephanie

Debbie S said...

Linda,
Thank you so much for updating us on Brenda! Keep us posted as you can.

Brenda,
{ { { Virtual hugs!!! } } } I'm so sorry to hear of all this, but very thankful no one was injured. Let us all know if you need anything. Will be praying for you, as always. :-)

Lori said...

Thanks Linda, for letting us know so we can know how to pray for her and for keeping her updated with her blog. So glad that you are all okay! Keeping you in prayer!

Lori

Bess said...

How frightening! But so glad to hear everyone is OK. Thank you for letting Brenda's readers know. Bess

Sunshine said...

We are praying for you! I am so sorry that this happened but am thankful for the faithfulness of God! Sunshine

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I am so glad you are all safe! God takes care of the big things and we are in the palm of His hand. Enjoy MCL (one of my favorite places)!

Friend Debra

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my goodness. I am praying for you. Clarice

Anonymous said...

I hope things are making some headway there. I know it is a slow process dealing with insurances etc. We are all thinking about you and your family and praying for the best and speediest of outcomes. Take care of your selfs. Sarah

Senkyoushi said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Glad everyone is o.k. Praying all goes as smoothly as possible dealing with the insurance company.

Paula said...

Praying for you Brenda and missing your blog posts, of course. :)

Bernideen said...

oh Brenda:
Please take some extra time for yourself now! Thank God for your protection.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Brenda, I hope all is going well for you. I really miss your blog! But I hope it is possible for you to get some rest while all this is going on!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee


Just now read this -- giving thanks to God that she or no one else was injured -- thank you Lord, thank you!! Praise You right now. And so thankful that it wasn't worse -- I know it's not good, but I know it could have been so so much worse to the damage to the house, etc. Sending love and hugs from the rolling hills and mountains of East Tennessee!

Dana said...

I'm a lurker :)! Love reading your blog--and have gleaned many, many ideas but just don't comment often. So sorry for the inconvenience of all this; hope repairs and replacements go smoothly and quickly!

Dana said...

I'm a lurker :)! Love reading your blog--and have gleaned many, many ideas but just don't comment often. So sorry for the inconvenience of all this; hope repairs and replacements go smoothly and quickly!

Marie said...

Brenda, I am so sorry. I know you have a lot to get fixed but you are still so blessed. I pray everything gets taken care of soon.
Hugs and Love,
Marie

Robin C. said...

Brenda, I have thought of you this past week but not made a point of "checking in" to your blog to "see" what is going on. So sorry, to see this latest trial! God is always Good, though! I will lift you all up to Him!

Lynn said...

God bless you Brenda (and thank you Linda)
L.x.

~nanashouse~ said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now, in fact, it is in my list of favorites so I can just pop in for a visit anytime. And so, I'm wondering how you are doing since "that day". Praying for you and hoping for a good report.

matty said...

Sending you lots of love and well wishes! Fondly... Matty

Heather said...

Brenda - I am praying for you! I'm so thankful you were not hurt and that the things in your home can be replaced and repaired, but what a shocking experience! I remember when my grandparents home was struck by lightening and how the t.v. exploded along with every light bulb in the house - my sister and I were there for a visit and it left quite an impression on our little girl minds! It was long before computers and other electronic stuff! I hope you can get back online soon!

Anonymous said...

Please tell her how much I miss reading her blogs.
Praying that her life returns to normal soon!

Marianna said...

Oh my!! Glad to hear everyone is o.k. Hoping to see you back here soon Brenda.

Stacy said...

Linda, how kind of you to let us all know about Brenda's unfortunate situation. Thankfully the house did not catch on fire! Our prayers are with Brenda for a quick recovery of everything....and for her sanity : )