I awoke to a cold, dark apartment. No electricity. All snow, all white outside; all black inside. Try doing your duty in a pitch black bathroom. Lol. I called WE Energies from a corded phone (the cordless one doesn't work without outside electricity). They had a recording saying that there were weather related outages in Racine and Kenosha counties. Bah. No morning coffee, no breakfast (I didn't want to open the fridge in case the outage was a long one), and, most importantly, no internet or JTI. Wah! Too crappy outside to drive anywhere. I went back to bed. At 10 AM I heard the computer's scanner reinitialize (it's always plugged in - sorry, hale) and the furnace below me kick in. Ahh.
The birds and squirrels have been in a feeding frenzy since I woke up. I've already thrown three times the usual amount of seed and nuts out there, but they show no sign of letting up. I don't know where the chipmunk is - if he's smart, he's still in bed.
An early spring snowstorm. Kind of pretty in it's own way, I guess, but a pain in the butt to a lot of people. WE Energies called back with a recording saying that the power had been restored and 1,158 customers had been affected. Mother Nature doesn't have to do much to remind us who the boss is. Thank you, thank you to the WE Energies linemen who risk life and limb for us.