Yaay! The repair people got the power back on, and I can now get on the Internet and STAY on the Internet! Whooohoo!
And just in time for Mardi Gras! As good a reason to celebrate as any!
Now that things are returning to normal, I can get back to my writing. See, I didn't want to keep my laptop on when the power was out because I didn't know when the power would come back on. When the power went out, I would complete a thought or a sentence, then turn it off to save its energy. I ended up having to do that quite a bit, and it was messing with my writing mojo.
Anyway, now I can get back to the stuff that's saved on my computer. I'll try to have something posted on Thursday. In the meantime, go enjoy yourselves out there, but be safe!