Tom was just on a conference call with his IBM project team and there was lightning and immediately a HUGE clap of thunder. He told them that the storm was too close for him to be on the phone and excused himself from the call. Moments later we saw the smoke from our backyard -- the lightning struck the mountain near us. We called 911 but haven't heard any sirens yet, although maybe they're hoping the rain will put it out. We hope so too.