I probably should have posted this in the announcements area but thought it important (and interesting) to show how dangerous lightning can be. Most of us probably already understand the dangers but until God forbid it happens to you or someone you know it's difficult to truly grasp how damaging is. I'd say on a whole it probably affects our hobby more than any other. My friend lives in North Carolina and posted these pictures and description of a direct lightning strike to his home: I now have a new respect for lightning. My house took a hit last night and you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a piece of your wall go past you trailing smoke and getting blown off the couch by it. You will definitely not see me outside during lightning storms anymore.