Last night, they turned the power off at ten o'clock. (I wrote an entry about it yesterday evening, but Sluggo didn't want it posted.) This third-world experience was brought to me by PiGgiE, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. They are doing some kind of upgrade (HA!) to the local system. Anyway, I got to read from paper by the light of my battery-powered lamp. The lights came back on about five this morning. I hope the power is more reliable here, now. Everything else, of course, is still falling apart.