Shortly after the thunderstorm hit, the power went out and stayed out until about 9 pm.
What sucks about a power failure isn't the lights being out (I have flashlights and electric candles), no TV (I have a battery powered LCD TV), no radio (my Sirius boombox has battery backup) or no Internet (I have Web access on my cellphone if I get desperate). What really sucks about a power failure is no air conditioning and no fans. Especially when it's this hot and humid.
Ugh, tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter, with the heat index up around 111°F (44°C).
Even though I lived just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, it never really got all that humid there, not like it is here. 100°F when the humidity is 10% is very tolerable. 100°F when the humidity is 50 or 60% is downright oppressive.