Lightning blasted our air conditioning unit.

I was standing in the study room last summer, when a freak storm came out of nowhere.

It was from bright sunshine, to cloudy and raining. The lightning was lighting up the sky and making the dark light up. I was just walking away from the sink when I saw a flash of lightning and heard the sound of metal and then I saw smoke, but lightning had struck our air conditioning unit. The AC component quit laboring, and there was nothing more I could do. I called the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company, but they weren’t going to come out until the storm passed. They said the storm should be over in an hour, and they would send someone out right after. Two hours later, the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C worker was standing in our backyard, with water above his ankles. The air conditioning component had a sizable hole in the front, where the lightning had struck. He said there was nothing he could do for the AC unit, and it was ‘dead in the water’. He laughed at his own joke, however I didn’t suppose he was funny. It was the middle of summer, and both of us couldn’t go without air conditioning. He said both of us would need to wait a few mornings, because they had to order a current air conditioning component and install it. They couldn’t install an air conditioning component until the water soaked into the ground, and with the storms going through, he was afraid that could take a month or more. I groaned thinking about going for a month or more without air conditioning, however I understood why they couldn’t do the replacement while standing in a puddle of water.

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