Yesterday, we received the gift of a line of squalls traveling one after another over our neighborhood. The power went out about two p.m. FP&L said that their equipment was at fault. I guess so. The flash and thunderclap were simultaneous with Mew leaping away to hide and the power failure.
I had just bought a flashlight which is a really bright led. I used it to guide me to the Nook which had just been fully charged. I read for the better part of three hours until the lights flickered back on. It is indeed that ill wind which blew some good, for me, at least.
We had turned off the beeping UPCs and the A/C, so everything electronic survived.
We were back to the future as soon as . . .