Oh I saw lightning flashes last night all right. And heard thunder, and strong winds, and hail, and trees falling and crap hitting the house. Loud enough to wake us up, the back yard is a mess. And now I've got to go up on the roof and clear off the branches. I hate going up on the roof. Fortunately most of the big stuff landed well away from the house and there doesn't seem to be any damage to any structures. I haven't checked the fence yet.