Last night at about 10:00, the power went out here and stayed out until today (around 11:00 AM). There was (still is?) a wintry storm going on in the southeast US and it's extremely cold out -- for Florida, anyhow.
It's been a long time since I've seen blankets of frost and rows of icicles around here. Brr.
I spent some of last night scratching down notes and paragraphs (on paper by lantern light!) for the Conan vs Thul'rog story, so the downtime didn't set me back too much.
I don't know how you northern dudes do it every year. I really don't!