We lost power this morning at 10:30 due to the high winds. It didn't come on again until 8:30 tonight. Although today was a fairly nice day, it was a bit chilly and a house without heat makes a somewhat chilly day seem far more chilly. To make matters worse, David went to Atlanta this morning for a week-long conference. So, what do you do with a cold house, a toddler, cold water, no lights, and the prospect of a very cold night? Go to the museum (to kill time and wear the toddler out), and then go to Jipps (to make a plan with good friends who were also powerless - in the electrical sense). In the end, the museum was fun but Josh and Amber Jipp brought far greater comfort. Amber went to a stranger's house to buy dry wood while I went to the store to get batteries and more matches. Josh and Amber planned to stay the night next to our toasty fire when the lights suddenly came back on. Today I have been most thankful for friends and electricity. In that order.