It was mid-morning. The kids were playing upstairs while I was busy in the basement sorting the laundry. It was just an ordinary run of the mill summer day. At least, that’s what we thought. This loud sound came from the front of our house. It was the same kind of sound you hear when a car crashes but worse. The impact was so great my whole house shook. Running upstairs I half expected to see a car sitting in my living room. Thankfully there was no car. The girls had also come down to see what had happened. We really weren’t sure what caused the impact but slowly we started to notice that a lot of our neighbors had emerged from their houses. We went out to talk with them to see if they knew anything. They had all felt the same terrible impact. It wasn’t till later in the day when the 4 o’clock news came on that we learned what had rocked our neighborhood. A house that was located 3 miles to the east of us had exploded due to a natural gas leak. It was unbelievable to think how much pressure was released to cause the surrounding neighborhoods to shake. Scary stuff for sure. On the bright side , we learned that no one was in that house when it exploded.