We had a spectacular lightning show last night. Ted captured some of it on his camera, which was not an easy task! However, photographing our grand-ones has probably helped to increase his rapid response time!
--A lightning flash is no more than one inch wide. --The temperature of a lightning flash is 15,000 to 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hotter than the surface of the sun (9,000 degrees Fahrenheit). --A stroke of lightning moves about 62,000 miles per second--one-third the speed of light. --A single lightning flash carries an electric current as high as 300,000 amperes. For comparison, electrical wiring in a house carries 20 or 30 amperes. --The Guinness Book of World Records lists Roy Sullivan of Virginia as the human being struck by lightning the most times: seven. This is one record you don't want to beat!
Kelli fixes dinner for us on Thursday. Yep! It's about the best thing ever! Last Thursday we went to their house for dinner. It was fabulous and included after-dinner entertainment by the "Flying Fergie Band." (That's the Wii Rock Band) Alli plays drums, Brennah is the vocalist, Corbin plays guitar, and Macy plays a guitar that is unplugged. (Of course she doesn't realize that she's not plugged in so she strums her little heart out!) Tonight our dinner was delivered to us in a picnic basket. Soft tacos with all the fixin's and chocolate cake--Yum! Thursday could be my new favorite day of the week!