Just a note on things to have around when the power goes out......
I bought some buckyballs. I find them very useful in killing time. They don't require any power. They are entertaining for young and old.
I think they are better than a deck of cards, and they are on sale. See Buckyball thread.
One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.