I guess if you have personally been zapped from the heavens you wont be posting, but I was wondering about your computer stuff. A strorm was brewing in the mountains where I live and I kept working trying to just get something finished. I have a surge protector, but had a feeling I should disconnect, so pulled the power on the PB, and a couple of seconds later the external hard drive and speakers buzzed and went out, so I yanked plugs out the wall and prayed. They were recent upgrades and I realised they werent actually surge protected, der Andy. When I restarted everything my hub and internet connection were stuffed and I thought Id been hit. Luckily I found out that in my frantic efforts to disconnect, the connections to the modem and hub were not quite in place. Good old Mac recognised everything instantly, and everything OK, nothing damaged. My old man lost half the internal workings of his PC when his arial was struck by lightening.