The hiatus over the last week was not by choice, but rather by the consequences of lightning striking the transformer next to my house. I had just put my journal on the cat perch to let some gesso dry, when I took that picture while watching the storm. It wasn’t even five minutes after that that the lightning struck. I watched as my surge protector that connected my iMac desktop, Wii, and television went up in blue sparks, nearly catching the curtains on fire. We were in total darkness.
I kept my fingers crossed that it had cooked through completely. I was thrilled to discover that it had cooked up perfectly, and I would at least have a delicious meal of curried chicken even though the power was out.
We were without power for a few days, and luckily nothing on my surge protector got fried. We weren’t so lucky elsewhere in the house. We lost the modem and router (why I haven’t been able to post), my mother’s iMac and printer, and our kitchen tv. It could have been a lot worse. I’m just happy to be back now.