Thus we have heat, hot water, lighting, electricity, laundry. What we don't have, because a neighbor's tree branch froze, broke off, landed on the wires that serve our house and _ripped them out of the house_, is cable. J. came by and patched it back up, but we await PSNH and others to finish the job properly. In the meantime, we have Tivo. We still have internet because I have a phone that tethers to R.'s laptop (again with the patting of myself on the back).
As long as we stay home, there's really nothing obviously wrong in the world. Well, there's a lot less light pollution at night. However, if you drive around outside, it's really kinda scary. So scary, I'm glad I haven't given in to the temptation to wander the neighborhood with the stroller to see what's what. There are lines down _everywhere_.
We went to an open house today in Acton (26 Agawam, 1960s vintage torn down to basement and rebuilt, plastered recently, new septic, blah, blah, blah) which was interesting. Because it wasn't finished, we got a good look at the build quality and are suitably impressed. But the yard isn't as big as we'd like and the location isn't really what we want so we'll keep looking. Also, despite price drops, it's not as low as we'd like, either. We had lunch at the Atlantic Street Grill, which was huge (the lunches were huge) and tasty. While much of Massachusetts lost power when we did, they more or less have their power back (well, at least the bits of Mass that we went through). Not so in New Hampshire.
But center Brookline does have power so with any luck, I get to go to book group tomorrow night.