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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2002, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Well the house got hit last night and it took out a bunch of stuff and breakers keep throwing so I don't know how bad the damage is. It cooked my cable modem and my analog modem so I am at the mercy of the cable company and when they want to replace it. Got a bunch of weird stuff too (garbage disposal, garage door opener, underground fence system). I had the exspensive stuff on surge protectors but it still got the cable modem. Hopefully they will get me a new modem by next week.......Until then I guess I am incommunicado..
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Too bad ....sounds like you've got to get a call into your insurance agent.....

Look on the bright side. No fire ..no one hurt. In a little while this will be a great conversation topic over a few brews..
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they do sell some surge protectors with both phone and cable outlets on em. Id invest in one of those. It sounds like you took a pretty hard hit. thats sucks. Me, i havent liked lightning much since that one day in high school during cross country practice. the lightning was within 15 feet and you sound hear it sizzle and feel the electricity in the air. not a good time to be haulin @ss back to the cars!
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Thats sucks. I know your pain. I lost a friend to lightning. He was struck while refing a soccer game. My cousins cabin went up in smoke after being struck as well. Lighning can be dangerous.
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If you don't want to wait for the cable company to replace your modem. You might be able to go to comp usa and spend $100 to get your own. If you have two way high speed this will work. But if you uplink over a phone line, you might need to get a different one.

I second the idea of getting surge protectors for thoose connections.

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