Now what does this have to do with appliances? Well, let me enlighten you. With all the electronics in today's appliances, power surges and outages can blow those boards faster than heck. You may have your computer and TV on a power strip/surge protector, but is your microwave, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer and dishwasher surge protected?
Of course, there is the common sense way of shutting down electronics when there is a storm blowing through, but not very convenient for everyday life. So add to your Fall to-do list a call into your favorite electrical company to come and have your home checked out. You will definately save some bucks in the long run.
Have a great week!
PS: Thanks to all the electricians that worked overtime and in rough conditions to get power restored to everyone!