Suddenly the lightbulbs exploded!
My dogs and I woke up at 4 am this morning, it was just too hot to sleep any longer. The sun was supposed to go up at 4:23 so it was light outside since long. The sky was slightly cloudy and I thought it was best to take the morning walk as soon as possible since rain and thunder was supposed to show up today. I don’t think it took more than five minutes until the sky was grey and the ground started trembling. A few minutes later I could hear the thunder too.
I couldn’t localise where it came from and where it was heading but I had hopes it would go over the mountain, still I thought it best to wait with our walk until I knew better. Suddenly the sky was nearly as dark as if it was night again and the thunder rolled in above us. Sometimes there were so many flashes that it was hard to count the seconds between the light and the sound but I thought it was around a kilometer away or so.
I was sitting in my sofa looking out the window when suddenly the lightning hit just outside in the cow pasture. There was no time what so ever to count any seconds and suddenly the lightbulbs in the aquariums light ramp exploded 🙂 I have to admit I nearly peed my pants 🙂 🙂 🙂 The bang itself wasn’t that bad though, I mean the one on the outside 🙂 but suddenly I had this weird smell, metallic like in the entire room and it was the light ramp that started to smell and became rather hot. So I pulled the power plug out of the socket and kept a close eye on the light ramp for almost an hour. I need to buy a new one, I still have two fish in the aquarium after moving out the goldfish and the koi carp.
After that hit I had two shivering pound dogs sitting behind and beside me in the sofa. Nova and Sune stayed close to my feet instead. The thunderstorm kept on for another half hour and sitting behind me just got too warm for Hector so he moved to his second favorite place during thunderstorms, the shower and there he stayed until it was calm enough for us to take a short walk.
Even though the temperature has dropped considerable it doesn’t feel that way at all. The humidity is so high and the ground still so warm that it feels like walking around in a steam bath. But that wasn’t the worst, the mosquitoes had just been waiting for this and where everywhere attacking us the entire walk, so we had to turn back rather quickly. I now have the kitchen door open with mosquito nets hanging in the opening, so with some luck the cottage soon will cool down some. Perhaps enough to even be able to take a little nap 🙂
But firstly I’ll make a pot of tea and I might even dare to plug in the tv to see if there’s anything worth watching 🙂 This thunderstorm wasn’t predicted at all but even bigger ones are predicted for later today. I have to say that even if we had that lightbulb explosion I did enjoy this one since I knew we wouldn’t get any lightning into the cottage by the telephone wires 🙂
Have a great day!