So of course, when I’m super prepared, ala Hurricane Irene style, the power doesn’t go out and then when I’m not prepared at all, it does. Fortunately, I had candles and a fully charged book light so it was okay. And it only stayed off about an hour, which I can take, especially considering there are plenty of people who have been out of power for days now from Irene. I lit my candles, placed them throughout the apartment and caught up on my “Safe Haven” reading, which is a great book by the way. I hope everyone else is coping without their electricity. It’s nothing to get irritated over. People are working around the clock to get it back on so grab your book and relax.