We had a bad storm come through early Friday morning and I remember be startled to death by a very loud clap of thunder. I think I practically jumped out of my bed! I thought that ONE had to be really close! And it was, five houses down from me!
Strangely enough I didn't hear the fire trucks and no smell of smoke woke me up. I just was getting ready to leave for a weekend trip to Chicago and I opened up the garage door to see all the emergency vehicles in the street.
Lighting hit the house and started a fire in the basement. It doesn't look like it is a total loss unlike the other house, but it sure scares me. Maybe I should start sleeping with the fire extinguisher?
Update on the other house: Drove past Wednesday morning to find it being bulldozed down. Now it's a big empty hole.