[Dixielandjazz] Hopefully, lightning never strikes in the same place twice.

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Tue Nov 17 21:01:43 PST 2009

Dear friends,
At last, I'm back on line.
Thanks to an email from my dear mate Jack Mitchell, many of you will now know that we had a direct thunderstorm lightning hit on our quite little street last Thursday evening at 5.55pm.
It tripped the light and power circuits to all eight houses, whipped through power surge protection devices and wiped out most of the TV/internet cable connections. 
In our house it fused Jess's small set top unit and TV, our digital cordless phone system, and (horror) my iMac power board, logic board, keyboard and the 7-unit USB hub.
Unfortunately, each Applecare repair only revealed the next fault, so it took from Monday morning until this morning (Wednesday) to correct the iMac problem.
I have yet to reconnect the two printers and scanner to see if they still are OK.
Talk about withdrawal symptoms! 
I didn't realise how addicted I had become to the internet!
I have perused the email message backlog and will get back to those awaiting replies asap.
At least we managed to watch some DVDs at night and I've made a big dent in my neglected filing system. 
Very kind regards to all,


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