Does the a.c. power randomly go out where you live?
We have to rely on non-electric alarm clocks to wake us up in the morning. Frequently the power would go out for hours and we will wake up and the electric alarm clocks would be off.
The power outages are intermittent.
Anymore the power outages have became more frequent than used to be. Another thing that might contribute to this is that we have 3 houses in our neighborhood burn down in a role, and they three were together. Another house recently burned down in our neighborhood and one exploded due to someone making a meth lab in there.