My house has been without power since 5pm yesterday because PG&E (the state’s primary gas and electric company) has instituted “Public Safety Power Shutoffs” as the best way to prevent fires during high-risk times.
Do I live in the sticks and need power just to get wifi cell service? Yep.
When will power come back? Who knows.
Is all the food in my fridge and freezer ruined? Quite possibly.
And fire season has just begun. I have more of these to look forward to.