Filed Under (day to day, random) by Rachel on 28-06-2008

Yesterday started off rather meh, but then there were several surprises. The first surprise was getting the mail – no bills and 3 packages, a shirt.woot tshirt trade (a design by this guy, whose phoenix I also love), a book by Jane Porter, and a great new tote-bag from my recipes site sponsor, FoodBuzz. The tote bag has a Rachel’s Recipe Box pin on it, too. :)

Then we went to the beach for a bit, only to come home early when a thunderstorm started. And yes, we had walked to the beach. 10 minutes in a thunderstorm will get you plenty wet, fyi.

Then I got home, and had an amazing surprise – two designs I had created for the shirt.woot Derby had risen, 1 was in the top 20, the other still in the top 40. Now one has dropped, but they are both still in the top 40 as of this writing. yippeeee!

If you’ve ever bought something from any of the
woot websites, you can log in and vote for great designs. Like mine. :)

But then there was the big downer of the day. During the t-storm, lightning hit close to us, and BG & MG were opening a door and got shocked, but they’re fine. Unfortunately, our FIOS service got a worse shock, no tv, phone, or internet at our house now. Our DVD/VCR seems to have perished, too. Maybe our TV, too. I’m waiting to see what else. It’s very exciting. B is lucky that it didn’t whack out his computer, my laptop wasn’t plugged in and wasn’t downstairs where the shocking happened. Thank goodness the microwave is ok.

I’ve been through this before at my mom’s house, and I’m glad it wasn’t as big a hit as what we dealt with then. Now let’s see how the rest of the weekend goes. :)

I’m spending Sunday through Tuesday at my grandmother’s house again, so internet will be spotty until I get home. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.


jennifer and the beans on 28 June, 2008 at 3:21 pm #

I looooooove (and voted for, and really really do want) the doggy one!!!! :)

yur mum on 28 June, 2008 at 9:52 pm #

Shocking! I would have thought that having been here when lightning struck, you would have been immune from the “never strikes twice” rule. Too bad! Impressed that Verizon came out so quickly! Good luck, and yes, the shirts are great!

Daisy on 30 June, 2008 at 9:52 pm #

We had a lightning strike in our backyard; our power stayed on, but the phone and modem were fried, along with our blind child’s Brialle embosser (printer). Homeowners insurance paid for replacement and repair. I still don’t want to go through that again.

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