Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Normal Returns Thanks To Helpful Workers

thankful thursday blog hop brian 08162018Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we are so happy you stopped by today and actually, we’re super thankful to be here since we’ve had all those problems when lightening hit our house.  We always do look forward to Thankful Thursday so we can see all of the wonderful things you are thankful for too.  We really are happy when we see new blogger pals hopping in to join us!

Today we are all very thankful that the normal has mostly returned.  We have internet and TV once again so we don’t have to deal with blogging via cellular.  We do have telephone service but no phone because it got fried, so we’ll have to by a new one, but that’s one way to stop the robo calls.  Speaking of fried, our internet got fried and so did the main cables running to the house so the internet humans had to run new cabling.  It’s still running through the yard but someone will be here to bury the cable soon.  Our TV DVR box also got damaged and has been replaced.  There were a couple of electrical ground fault plugs that had to be replaced.  We also have a whole house generator and it took one of the biggest hits, of course it’s the most expensive thing too, but it was fixed yesterday.

We are super thankful for all of the workers who helped us get back to normal.  Every single one of them was most helpful.  They were all determined to get things working and from the looks of it, some of it wasn’t easy.  Yes, it took longer that we would have liked, but in fairness we weren’t the only ones having problems.  Normal is good and we sure are thankful for it.

What are you thankful for today?  Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

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50 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Normal Returns Thanks To Helpful Workers

  1. meowmeowmans

    The thing we’re most grateful for is that you are all safe! Stuff like cables and phones can always be replaced, but not kitty and human lives. So we are thankful you are okay (and also that those great workers have you up and running again. Hugs!

  2. Marv

    That is such a scary thing! Lightening hit the house when my human brother Alex was little. It fried the TV and the telephone (pre cellular) and the electric furnace! The last one we did not know about until 2 months later! It left a big scortch mark on the roof and scared poor hissy old Licorice and Kokanee the woofie to bits (they were the only ones home),
    I am so Thankful you guys are OK!

  3. Jeanna

    That all sounds very expensive I hope insurance covered a lot of it. It’s great you’re getting everything up and running though, what a tedious hassle. I guess I’m thankful that didn’t happen to me.

  4. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am glad you have your normal back again. You don’t realise how much you rely on things until they aren’t working! We have a big electric pylon in a nearby field which regularly takes lightning strikes. It doesn’t normally cause a problem, but very occasionally it will bounce of to the transformer that supplies our electric. We had numerous phones fried over the years. Now as soon as we hear a rumble of thunder we disconnect it.

  5. Mickeys Musings

    We are thankful that things are returning to normal for you.
    Power really does make life easier.
    We are also thankful our temperatures have fallen a little and it is not as hot and sticky.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  6. Princess Leah

    I am VERY Thankful that you are all put back together again and that no peep or furbaby was hurt…a lightning strike is scary stuffs!!!1
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Zoolatry

    Happy to know (and thankful, too!) that all is returning to normal … around and about Brian’s “HOME” …
    keep those paws away from cables!

  8. emma

    We are thankful the house itself wasn’t damaged. You are all very lucky, and we are glad things are getting back to normal for you.

  9. Teddy

    SOOOOO happy that you have almost everything fixed after the lightning strike. I’m sure that was just terrible to deal with but YAY for helpful repair people!!! That’s a BIG Thankful indeed.

    Hugs, Teddy

  10. Purrseidon

    Meow, meow, mewow! Mr. M always warned me about the horrors of lightening! I guess my staff listened to him because they installed a ‘whole house circuit breaker’ when I was very little. The thing looks like any other circuit breaker on the panel, but it’s actually a sort of whole house surge protector. This is the official description: Murray’s SPD device provides whole house surge protection by protecting your entire load center. This device takes up the space of two standard single pole breakers, but also includes two single pole breakers so you do not lose any space in your load center. Once connected in the panel, the SPD device protects the entire panel and all branch circuits from surges, not just the two circuits connected to the SPD. Initial clamping level is 240 Volts. LED’s provide protection status notification. Murray strongly recommends against the use of “used” breakers. The installation of used breakers in a Murray panel will void the warranty on the panel.
    I don’t know if having one of those would have minimized your problems or not.

  11. Diane

    Wow, that’s a whole lot of damage but, so happy no fire. Gotta hate those robo calls, thank goodness for caller-I’d id!

  12. Eastside Cats

    No one was hurt; that’s the most impawtant thing! We’ve lost TV’s and electric mattress pads, just from power surges, so can imagine that being hit by a bolt of lightning would do. We are thankful that the dust is beginning to settle on this surprise adventure for the household (and for the wallet…)

  13. The Menagerie Mom

    My goodness, you all have had so much going on lately. We are so glad you’re all safe, that all is nearly back to normal, and now we hope it stays that way. Sending you all lots and lots of purrs and prayers!

  14. Comedy Plus

    I’m thankful that things are almost back to normal for you. Having those issues aren’t fun. I do like that you haven’t been bother by all the robo calls though. That’s a silver lining.

    Thank you for hosting Thankful Thursday.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  15. The OP Pack

    That must have been on big bolt of lightning!!! At least all those “things” can be fixed and thankfully none of you were hurt. Glad things are on the mend.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  16. Foley Monster, Pocket and River

    There is nothing worse than not having the Internet and still trying to post. We commend you on your efforts and for not missing a beat.

  17. madi and mom

    My word above what a M E S S!! Goodness me we are thankfully all the living breathing things are fine and just the electrical stuff was hurt.
    Tstorms scare mom a bunch
    Hugs madi your bfff

  18. da tabbies o trout o

    precious; grate job sendin de messages via tella pathee that yur tee vee better get FIXED PRON TOE…..we noe thoz werkerz hurd it N waz scared sillee….N dad N momz happee two but hay…feetz ballz what…thiz week oh end may bee ??!! 🙂 ♥♥

  19. jansfunnyfarm

    We’re thankful all of you were okay even though your house was hit and your electronics fried. What a mess! Hope you didn’t have to pay to replace everything you lost.

  20. Mollie Hunt

    Glad things are back to normal. We forget sometimes how we rely on common things and how much we miss them when they’re gone. No internet? Yikes!

  21. Kitties Blue

    Mom remembers when our 100+ year old oak came down in a storm, hit a power line and took out the power in the whole neighborhood and fried a bunch of stuff in our house. It is a pain in the fanny to get everything fixed and replaced. The best is that you were all safe and no one was hurt. Here’s to “normal!” Our thankful is that Misty May’s eye is getting better and Sawyer hasn’t had a seizure in a few days. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  22. Feline Opines

    Meowza! You guys have had some bad luck lately! The Female Human is afraid of lightening ever since it hit her house when she was little. The Tribe of Five don’t mind the lightening so much but that loud thunder stuff…no thank you!

    So glad things are getting back to normal in our house and as far as we’re concerned, sitting in the sink is very normal!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Lily & The Tribe of Five

  23. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    EEEKKKK!! Brian so much gotted fried frum thee storm an lighnin!!! It soundss like it was berry scarey! LadyMum told mee back inn thee earlee 90’ss inn Hamilton there was a turribull Tee-Storm an her Tee Vee was fried like chick-hen! Shee had no inn-sure-ance an had to wait fur monthss to save $money$ to buy a new Tee Vee! Oh an shee DID have Tee Vee on xpensive surge purrtectur butt it gotted fried all so. Mee sure iss glad yur bcak to normal purrameeterss!!!
    ***Hi-5’sss*** Purrince Siddhartha =^,.^=

  24. Jan K

    Yay, we’re so glad you’re getting back to normal around there! We hope that insurance might cover some of the expenses? We know it’s not easy having strangers around the house, but it’s a good thing when they are helpful strangers!

  25. Miss Maizie of the Beaglebratz Ladiez

    Miss Maizie here – I linked up later Thurzday evenin’. Boy your normal really wuz messed up bad. So glad to read that it iz gittin’better. If u live with my mom – u never know when normal mite happen tho it ain’t never bin so bad az what u’all haz gone thru.

  26. Astrid

    I’m so glad you’re mostly back to normal now. I laughed at your comment about the phone being fried and that saving you on robo calls.

  27. Deziz World

    We are so very fankful nopawdy was hurt. All those things could be fixed and we’re glad they were. Big hugs fur all of you.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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