We had a ripper electrical storm all through the night last Wednesday, thunder and lightning and rain for hours and hours, it was quite spectacular. We expected Neo to be terrified, but no, he was rather fascinated and sat in the window to watch the light show. As is to be expected on these occasions, our power went out, about 11pm, along with most of rural Albany. Our little area must have been in the too hard basket as we were, I believe, the last area to get their power back, some 15 hours later.
That was fine, we coped. The biggest issue is that we cannot use any water in the house, as our water is pumped from the tank, so no power, no pump! We went and filled buckets from a gravity tap on the shed tank for flushing the loo, and I had already been a clever girl and filled up the kettle. All seemed fine, power came back on, everything seemed to be working, great, go to bed on Thursday all at peace with the world. Until Friday morning and I discovered our fridge/freezer, was under the cloud of "the lights are on but nobody is home" - the damn thing was lit up like a Xmas tree but something very bad had happened to its innards, and we were left with a soggy, warm mess. You know the drill, sit on the phone and chat to the insurance company, then ring the technician to come and do a report, but he is busy and can't come out til some time next week. sigh
Here is the Office Manager assisting with the printing of documents for said insurance company.