So we finally got enough snow to really call it SNOW. The weather guys said we were going to get 4 - 8" the day before, then the night before they changed it to 6 - 10" and then yesterday morning it was 10 - 16" (that's 25 - 40 cm for my Aussie and NZ pals).
It was dark for a few seconds then it all came back on. Then it went out. Then it flickered and went out for good.
Damn! It's dark with no lights on anywhere.
Mom called the power company to report the outage, and then went to get her battery powered lamp, radio and flashlights. I followed her around. We opened the doors underneath the sinks so the water pipes wouldn't freeze. Mom put an extra quilt on the bed. Our driveway had not yet been shoveled, so we couldn't go anywhere even if we had wanted to. Mom folded some laundry, and put the dinner dishes in the dishwasher.
After about an hour, the power came back on. It's a good thing. Yesterday when it started to snow, it was about 29F. When the power was out, it was 10F and getting colder.
That's enough excitement for one day.