At 2 am last night, I jolted awake to the sound of every alarm, printer, computer, light, and answering machine starting up again. My, I thought, how quiet is was without all these gadgets. Thus ended my 36 hours without electricity. It started warm and cozy with games and me reading Harry Potter to my sons for two hours straight. However, with my husband working and me finally through four Saturdays of stressful work I had been looking forward to a weekend movie marathon for the kids with popcorn and peace for me. No such luck. We hooked a small generator up to the fridge. At least we saved the food. Calm now but my kids had to deal with a pretty stressed out Mommy this weekend. All’s well that ends well.