Lesson 7: Lightning never strikes in the same place twice
I'd like to believe that old wives tale---that blast was really close to my house. Look at the power of Mother Nature as shown in our yard. The pieces of the tree scattered 50 feet. However, according to Mr. Google, lightning can, in fact strike in the same place twice.
I just so happened to be looking out the window at the time of the lightning strike. There was a sizzle in the air that I my animal-sharp senses picked up on. There was electricity all around me, just before I saw the 20 foot high pillar of fire. All I could think of was a terrified Moses and that burning bush. I get you, brother. Truly scary.