Way back when my aunt and uncle had a house by the beach as a summer home. Our family used to go there all the time, every single summer when we were kids. It was a really fun and relaxing time that we would look forward to every single year. I really enjoyed it along with my brothers and sisters! I do remember one summer though there was this really bad storm that knocked out the power for a whole day and night. This storm was possibly the worst I ever seen growing up. And with the power knocked out, so was the air conditioning! Now mind you, the air conditioning in the house was one of the early central air conditioning systems, so it was not like what we have today. With the air conditioning being out, it made the entire house muggy, hot and just horrible! This was probably one of the only times I ever remember anything negative in the summer home. We ended up having to just suffer through it. Today, if this had happened, there may have been a power generator back up, or even a portable air conditioning system that had something in it that could run on solar or batteries. But back then, if your power went out, your heating and air conditioning would go with it for certain, with no way to combat it. You just had to sit through it like we did. I can say, that experience made me today as an adult get a power backup generator for my home’s heating as well as air conditioning system. And it came in handy a few times too!