The street next to my mom’s house is pictured below. I doubt she’ll have power back for a week or so. I got mine back this morning.
Truthfully, I think I could go a while without it with little difficulty, but for a tight publication schedule this week and next. Otherwise, with the weather this mild, there’s nothing too problematic about not having electricity.
In fact, I’ve found that I eat a lot less and go to bed at a reasonable hour when I don’t have current. It’s strange how electric lights trick our bodies into following unnatural sleep patterns so easily. Without them, I essentially start to get tired when it starts to get dark. Beautiful in its simplicity.