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Ah, spring...

Was awakened at 3 AM this morning by a thunderstorm. At 3:05, we had a lightning strike--so close I could hear it sizzle and there was no separation between flash and boom; they arrived simultaneously. I think I levitated, right up and out of the bed. Next thing I knew, I was in the kitchen and I'm sure I didn't touch the floor to get there. I've got no idea what, if anything, it hit. Cautiously, I went outside, smelled the ozone, and looked around. No damage, no fires, no nothing that I could see. I know, at 3 AM you can't see much, even with a flashlight. So I went back in, made a pot of coffee, and down-loaded the NYTimes crossword.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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