I realized how useless I am without electricity! I could cook - gas stove - and I could read as long as I had light. I used a couple of candles and read a little but it was too difficult. I did go out in the afternoon, went to do some errands. Paul went out at night, perhaps to get online (the router and modem need electricity). My laptop lasted a bit on battery power, then closed down without warning in the middle of sims. I ended up going to bed soon after eight.
I was wakened by the sound of the automatic cat litter box combing through the litter. Power back on! I didn't get up then. I had my kitties in bed with me, after all, and we were comfy.