That bites Ned. You may go around and turn things on, let them get warm, and turn them off. A neighbor of mine had lightning come in through his cable. It only fried a couple of things, but as he went around turning things off, they wouldn't come back on....a delayed crash.
I just bought a new UPS that has in/out connections for phone and cable for surge protection. As the lightning was going on around us tonight, it reminded me that I still need to hook it up.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault