I thought it had struck in our parking lot, (actually, I thought it had hit our porch) but since the usual volley of car alarms didn't happen, who knows. It was mighty close, though.
Then, about half a minute later, it did it again.
When I could see again, I had a few things to deal with - a raging light induced headache, and my internet and tv shutting themselves down. Last time this happened, we also lost the phone, and since I don't have a cell and it was a holiday, I was in solitary confinement. When Jim's alarm went off, the box in the closet was running on battery power, so I was afraid I would lose the phone at any moment.
Now, if this was a comcast story, I wouldn't even be telling you yet, because I'd still be waiting for an appointment. In fact, I *might* still be on hold.
But although it took a few calls and a little passing around, the Fios rep showed up shortly after noon and fixed it all. When we asked if we could put a surge suppressor in (since we have now had the "that never happens" disaster twice, he went out to the truck and brought one in and installed that too.
So, although I am not happy to have had the "never happens" disaster twice, I am amazed (especially after all my comcast years) at how efficient and polite they were about fixing it.
I never really got to bed, though (I did catch a nap around 3) so I have been clumsy and slow all day.