Electrician: Do you hear that buzz?
Electrician: There. That. Did you hear it?
Electrician: It's coming from the breaker box. I think it's your air conditioner.
Me: Can you fix it?
Electrician: You need your heat and air people to look at it.
On the upside, the electrician is the neighbor of the lady at the heat and air place. So without my having to do anything, the phone rang the next morning and we scheduled a repairman. He came out this morning and had it fixed within an hour or so. I asked what had happened. He said, "Oh, it was the lightning." Of course.
The following pictures are of the tree, some distance from the house, that we think was the reason for the trouble. If you look closely, you can see where the bark was blown off.
And this was last night's dessert, made from angel food dessert shells (store-bought) and home canned pears and pear honey. Yummy!