The cable/internet guy is here, and has been here for 1 1/2 hours. Evidently, lightening also fried the cable line at the utility pole by the highway. It basically "melted" it.
We are still trying to get the cable box to work, but we do have the internet now. I have a long list of to-do's today, including pay bills, and check my bank account. You don't realize what you use the internet for, until you don't have it.
We have a lot more to clean up and repair, but I wanted to post and let you all know we are recovering over all of this. My nerves are frayed beyond their limit.
It's been a very bad year so far. We got more rain, so the fate of our garden is yet another disaster (maybe).