What you don't want to see as you drive up your house after a lovely night out: Cones blocking the street, a fire engine just beyond, lights blaring. Your kids sitting on the corner.
It turned out to be OK. A crazy electrical fire melted the phone box. We lit some candles. Then went to bed. The Austin energy guys came hacked through the trees and rewired. Later today the phone company came. We feel very lucky!
(and this wasn't even the first time!)