Last night was Tarp and Jim's 4th of July party....it was really amazing! I have tons of pictures that I will post up here so you all can see how completely adorable we all were in our white! This post will be done as soon as I get a new computer...that's right folks. I must buy a new computer.
We were getting ready to walk out the door to go to the party (totally decked out in white from head to toe, including my rockin' white shades) and the rain started. I'm not going to lie...it was seriously bad. I mean, a down-pour. I was a little obsessed with being as on time as possible, so I am all like, "let's GO!! A little rain won't hurt us!" Nick then says, "It is really lightning out there! I think we should wait a few minutes." Boo and I are like, "How dumb...what are the chances we are going to get struck by lightening??" and at that EXACT moment, a HUGE bolt of lightning came down and struck our street right in front of our house. Seriously. We SAW the bolt striking the ground. So....maybe the chances were kinda good we could get struck by lightning in a lightning storm....Nick is once again a genius.
Anyway, we then decide it might be a good idea to wait out the storm a little. We are all sitting there and Chris says, I think a tree might be on fire. I smell smoke! We walk into our office and my computer is totally smoking! No joke. I guess the lightning fried it. The crazy thing was that our power didn't even go out. It just got the computer...my precious, precious computer. *sigh*
We unplugged everything and went to the party...like anything would keep us away from there! Now we just need to report the strike to the insurance (my god how long will it take to get the claim made?!?!) and then buy the new computer...a new computer does sound nice, but the amount of stuff we lost is honestly sickening. We had some stuff backed up, but not enough...not nearly everything. My pictures, my papers...so much is just gone. Nick is going to see if we can get anything out of the hard drive, but I am not getting to excited. There was smoke...not a great sign. I am not sure when I will be able to post from home again, but I will get on and post from my sisters as much as possible...don't forget about me! I swear I will be back!