We have power, and now my school website and Blackboard are back online so I can work. I have never been so happy to grade essays in my life.
Little by little, street by street, corner by corner, the lights are coming back on. And with the restoration of power the city is slowly coming back to life. There are still many nearby stores and restaurants closed, and my local bank was still closed earlier today, but there are more and more signs of life.
Tomorrow I'll attempt to find a gas station with no, or a very short line; I'll vote for my president; I'll swing by Dunkin' Donuts and hope they are open; and I'll grade papers - ahhh, normalcy never looked so good!