I called my brother to see if someone could pick up a battery for me, since I had no idea where to get one, or means of getting there, but they were all busy until today. This evening a nephew brought battery over and installed it in the phone, so now I know what day it is. Seriously, I lost track. It was two days, but it seemed longer.
No television and no radio and no daily newspaper means the Internet is the only means I have of keeping up with the world. Now I'm catching up. It appears that a lot can happen in two days. Well, the old battery lasted for two years, so I guess the new battery should last for another two years. But I'm not so sure civilization will.