There was a really huge lightning storm here last night in Penukonda, in the wee hours of the morning.Â I don’t mean merely a big storm.Â This one was scary-big.Â The kind where the lightning is so bright and the thunder so loud, you cower under the blankets.
I’m pretty sure we took some close strikes on the hills and low mountains right next to the ashram here.
When we got up this morning at around 7am, all three of our computer UPS units were down.Â Flashing red lights indicating major fault.Â Uh-oh.Â That is usually a very bad thing, and often indicative of the UPS itself being fried.Â We unplugged ’em.Â I disassembled one, looking for a fuse (since pressing the circuit reset button on the unit didn’t seem to do any good).
After a while of futzing with them, all of a sudden, all three began working again.Â (Sometimes I feel certain I have some sort of technolophile siddhi.)Â Meanwhile though, yes, I do feel like an idiot for not getting up and unplugging everything.Â Bad me.Â But truly, I wasn’t exaggerating when I said the lightning was so big & loud, I didn’t want to get out of bed.
Today, of course, the power is going up and down like a jack-in-the-box.Â I have no doubt that the electrical infrastructure near the village and around this district took some major hits.