Yesterday morning I was woken up by a loud bang, so I rolled out of bed and went to investigate what was happening as there were dogs howling everywhere and I'm always curious about bangs. There were people everywhere and then the fire brigade and a police car showed up.
Suprisingly there was no car crash, but the fire brigade were cordoning off a electric pole. I checked my power and there was faint lights and my pc screen worked, but nothing else would and my tv kept flicking on and then straight off.
I made a phone call to the electicity company to see what was happening, and got the message saying the power was out and they were determining why. A couple of hours later the power came back on, so I went to jump on the pc and the monitor came on, but the box was dead, I thought ok, that might not be good, so I wiggled the power cords around and tried again, and there was still nothing. Hmm, wasn't happy, so I left it alone for a few minutes and tried and filed again, out of desperation, I put the power cord straight into the power socket and hey presto there was life, which let me tell you I was very happy about as it's a fairly new pc.