Last night we were fortunate enough to experience a little taste of life before 1900 as we spent it without electricity. The inspector failed to make it by before quitting for the day after the electricians fixed the pole, so we added extra blankets to the bed and used flashlights and candles for light. Nothing like being without power for a day to make you appreciate having it. We watched a DVD on the portable player and drank hot chocolate to pass the night. I am glad our water heater and stove were not electric or it would have been more interesting.