A while back I wrote a post on Thunderstorms and Bubblebaths. I questioned whether it was true that you could get struck by lightning in your tub/shower/house. Well, I am now posting an interesting follow up to that post.
We had a pretty nasty thunderstorm on Sunday. Julio and I were in the kitchen talking, he was by the sink, I was standing by the dishwasher. There was a very loud clap of thunder and I instantly saw a flash, a spark and heard a "pop". I had been struck! Mind you it was just a little spark, but nonetheless, I had been struck by lightning! OMG, ya'll! I yelped, then just kinda stood there staring at Julio like, "did that just happen?" I burst into tears. It really scared me!
I was standing with my hip next to the metal bracket that mounts the dishwasher and apparently lightning struck somewhere near my house and traveled up through my dishwasher. I noticed on Tuesday that I actually had a little bruise where it had hit me. It really was just a little jolt, nothing all that major, but it certainly shook me up a bit!
I am so glad Julio was standing next to me, because I know he would have never believed me otherwise! He actually saw the little spark and heard the "pop" as it struck. What a surreal experience!