This has been one of the nastiest storms I can recall. It hasn't been as cold as some, but the rain has been copious and it has gone on for a long time. It will continue for at least the next 36 hours, so there's plenty of time for it to get even worse. I don't think I'll make my oven-related dinner tonight, as I fear that the power could go away again while it is half cooked. I'll probably just open a can of soup.
As inconvenient as it's been, and as uncomfortable as it's been to be without heat for a big part of the night, I've enjoyed listening to the rain, and this morning there was a lull when the clouds settled over the town and we had half an hour of fairly heavy fog. I went out and walked on the carpet of soggy leaves that now covers everything, and listened to the water dripping from the trees. And while the power was out a re-read a few chapters of Northanger Abbey. Cookies and tea and Jane Austen can do a great deal to improve a rainy night. I'm almost out of cookies, though, so I hope the weather doesn't prevent me from shopping on Sunday.