We rarely have blackouts anymore. Growing up it used to happen all the time, especially when there were thunderstorms. So it was a surprise when we lost power. I noticed that the road to our street was closed as well. The husband went out to investigate and apparently due to the heat one of the power poles had split. No power for at least 4 hours, and no watching the Masterchef finale for me! Oh well, we dug out some candles and camping lights and enjoyed the lack of power for a while.