Our home electrical power is out this morning, due to a huge windstorm scouring the mountaintop. Leaves and branches are tumbling down everywhere. Tree trunks groan, tall boles creak, and boughs shift awkwardly.
I'm typing this on my laptop, whose battery power is trickling down towards the fatal %. I was just enjoying a morning snooze, made crowded by both children piling onto the family bed, along with the dog and one cat.
While waiting for the hardworking CVPS staff to reconnect us, we'll enter power outage planning mode. Locate water stashes - well water is out, since pump is electrical. Walk the land to check for possible damage, picking up deadfall along the way. Switch over modern phone to the 1980s device, which can work solely on what comes down that thin telephone line. And make the huge mental shift to hours without electronics.