The power just went out, and I'm using the last of the power in my UPS to type this post (maybe not the best use of that power, but ... :).
The thing is, it's a beautiful day - clear blue skies, slight wind. There's no weather reason to be without power.
It's a reminder, though, that the power grid is fragile. Anything can happen ... and does.
It may come back on fairly quickly, and it may not. We won't know. We can never know.
Which is why, being prepared just in case is the only way to live.
Now, I'm off to get some beans soaking for dinner. Thankfully, it's still cool enought outside that we have a fire in the woodstove, so we can cook ;).