Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talking about a REALLY bad luck set of days. The good news is that you've probably used up all of your bad luck for the next 10 years, so you should have some smooth sailing for a while. I had set up the infrastructure for a standby generator at my mother-in-law's house. Not a code compliant transfer switch setup, but a manual shut off the main breaker first, and then turn on the generator breaker transfer process, complete with detailed set of written instructions, attached to the main breaker panel. Yes, I know, dumb, as it was not my house, and not 100% under my personal control. Well, on one occasion, my brother-in-law is there when the grid power goes out, and he follows the manual process that I wrote down to shut off the main breaker to the grid and powers up and connects the generator. However..... When he sees the street lights go on outside, implying that the grid power is back on, he flips on the main breaker, without following my detailed instructions on how the revert back to grid power. He fries the generator, the stove's main panel circuit board, the microwave, the furnace controls, flat screen TV's, and the garage door opener. I spent the next several days, putting everything back together, repairing and/or replacing all of the controls and appliances. Never again!