lightning strikes twice!
I wish I had seen the original call for stories. It seems that sparky and I are comrades-in-surprise. Exactly one year earlier, I had nearly the exact same story. A DUI took out a transformer on Christmas morning. Our UPS maintenance had lapsed and one bad cell vented. When power was restored, several blades balked after the un-conditioned jolt made it past the failed UPS. Thankfully I wasn't the only support working on the holiday. Perhaps we will meet one day and share a beer over the coincidental stories.
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