OMG...ya'll, I nearlly peeeed my pants this morning. We was awakened by what sounded like a bomb...It was a lightening strike. I jumped up...and ran down to disconnect the computer. then another strike...total...3 DIRECT hits on, or next to the house. ALL the phone jacks....wires, and phones...BURNT!! It even burnt the carpet next to the jack. I feel Soooo lucky...we didnt have a house fire, and thank GOD we are all ok! Lightening hit a tree, behind the house....and hit the satellite dish, makeing a crease in it. I was so freaked out! We have 12 ft ceilings in the living room, and about 9 ft up are shelves....stuff fell from those shelves. Thankfully, they fell on the sofa..and no one was sitting there. One item that fell was a stone plate...it landed right where DH usually sits. I got on the cell...call the phone company..they sent a man right out...the box on the back of the house, EXPLODED..and was burnt! We have another round of storms coming in tonight....no sleep for me! EVERYTHING will be unplugged. I had to go out and buy 2 new phones....they wont even be sitting NEAR outlets! Im just glad the chickens were all inside...and are safe.