not sure why, I think a fallen tree on the power line.
thank God for the generator. I got my 'net and the fridge on it.
The usual tools are out, PT headlamp, Malkoff 3D Mag, and of course Fenix 2AA.
Start your generator once in a while to ensure it works - make sure the gas is fresh, and keep some spare gas. Mine was OK but it could have been not, easily.
Note: Malkoff run time is incredible. In fact, I cannot get the first set of cells to drain.
More lessons: It's incredible how used to the grid I am. I know the power is out, then I say to myself 5 mins later, I will cook something. Then oh, the stove is out.
So I am deprived of cooking on the stove, my annoyance of the minute. That and the AC is out.
More lessons: Make sure your cell phones are charged. My genius spouse, of course had her cell on nearly zero right before it hit. Thankfully I got mine fully charged right before - and I have about 5 spare cells for my phone. If that fails, I can always charge in the car. Oh wait -- I can charge on the generator.
Anyway the lights are kind of useful to get to the things you really want, like set up the generator. The big Mag I have been using as a security light, shining on the perimeter of the property. The headlamp I've been using in the shower, hanging it off the door.