Sunday, July 26, 2009


Greetings Family & Friends,

Never a dull moment when you live in the desert, it seems….

First there was a solar eclipse in Cancer..... Then we had our own "solar eclipse."

Thursday afternoon (July 23rd) while my husband Tim and I were out there was a rip-roaring storm and our house was struck by lightning!

The solar eclipse was in Cancer, which is all about home, and my husband Tim is a Cancer. And our home's solar power system was blown out!

Hmmm. Interesting synchronicity.

We are on solar power – or we WERE – and now the charge controller is fried. So now we only have power when we run the generator. And some of our electrical appliances and equipment is also fried – like the main phone into our house, and perhaps the modem for our computer. The computer itself actually booted up (Yahoo!) but we couldn’t get online.

We now have a new modem, so we can get online for short periods of time, whenever we run the generator. The answering machine is fried, so you can't leave us a message on the home phone, so if you need to get in touch with us, call our cell phones:

Cathryn Swann 928 301 9686
Tim Pye 928 300 9278

There’s no way we can know the extent of the damage for awhile, so I have no idea how long we will be mostly offline.

In a fit of cosmic humor, when we booted up the computer this morning the first time after the storm this picture of a massive lightning storm was on the computer's wallpaper!

See ya in the funny papers!

"There is much that cannot be explained, but nothing that cannot happen." ~Bruno Gröning
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' " ~Isaac Asimov

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