I was awakened before daybreak this morning when the power went off... which is cause for setting off various alarms when the power returns, which, in turn, requires me to roll out and hit the reset button on the propane system, my oxygen machine, yadda, yadda. I returned to the rack since I wasn't sufficiently beautiful yet and we DO require at least six hours of (ahem) beauty sleep. I'd just dropped back off when the gotdamned power went off AGAIN. So... up, reset, etc. Only this time I fired off the coffee pot and stayed up.
We've had three... count 'em: THREE... more bumps since then, each lasting no longer than 30 seconds, or just long enough to kill everything that lives and breathes electrons AND my normally easy-going nature. The thought of a sustained power outage when it's 18 degrees outside isn't exactly comforting, yanno?