― Photo Source ∙ It's been hot, hot, hot! Last Thursday evening we were issued a severe thunderstorm warning. The sky grew dark, the wind tossed back and forth, a spatter of rain, then pop our electricity went out just like that. It didn't come back on until the next morning shortly after 4am. It didn't seem to do all that much here at our house, but unfortunately we must have been in the cross fire of a blown transformer or something else which required nearly 12 hours to get back up. [...].