I remember when I was 12, a devastating storm hit the neighborhood that I lived in, the neighborhood took a direct hit and a lot of people were out of power for a while, after a upsetting evening in the dark, wondering how long the storm would last, the sun finally came out and both of us were all shocked at the outcome of the powerful storm.
This was the middle of the summer time in a southern region, so you can imagine the heat that both of us had to endure during this time.
All of us cooked on the grill and used water from the pool to flush the toilets. All of us were not used to this kind of living! Most of our friends had power after a few nights but for some reason, our family’s lake house did not get power back for 4 weeks. All of us finally broke down and had our uncle bring us a generator so that both of us could run electrically to a portable a/c. My entire family slept in 1 room for more than one weeks until the power was back on; I remember going to our friends lake house and thinking how both of us had taken electricity for granted our whole life! When the power finally came back on, both of us were blissful to learn that the AC was still laboring in all of our rooms. A month without AC in the heat can truly build some character, or at least that is what our dad told us. All of us are forever grateful for the nights both of us get to spend in the AC during the summer time weeks.