So the storm that nobody can pronounce ("Eye-ZAY-us?") knocked out or power at 2PM Tuesday. Just got it back at 4PM today - about 50 hours. Got lotsa reading done. Had to throw out everything in the fridge and go to a nearby town with power to by non-fridge edibles. I pointed out to the wife that the cost of what she threw out is probably comparable to a generator. So we'll have one of those next time (I fully expect spending money on a generator to karmicly cancel out any future storms). The wind and rain was insane. I swear to god I saw a cyclone of some kind - Stanbding on the porch watching nature , I heard a wind rise with a roar, then the trees across the street did a weird twisty thing, progressing down the block. Some of my neighbors need indoor hobbies. One guy across the street has been doing a full lawn care routine (mow, trim, blow) every other day for the last week or so. That's probably COVID cabin fever, but he upped it to daily for the last two days while the power was out.