We ran outside and saw sparks and smoke coming from the transformer. By the time I got my camera, however, it just looked like this:
The transformer at the top of the pole .
An hour later the cavalry electric company arrived.
They backed the truck into the yard and right up to the pole.
My hero A very brave man got into the bucket and went up....up....up....
He did some amazing complicated and dangerous electrical stuff.
I stopped taking pictures then, because dinner arrived.
And then the lights (and the air conditioner) came back on!
And they all lived happily ever after (I hope).