Apparently our electrical grid is strange. We had power out for an hour yesterday, then on for an hour, then off for 3 hours, then on in time for us to get into bed to stay warm - the house cools quickly when the temperature outside is 20F. So why is that strange? Because no one had power from the top of the street down to us and across. But from there on down the street, they all had power.
The crew worked all night (I know they were out there at 3:45 AM when I peeked out) and it was a perfect time to see the total eclipse of the moon - a big, old, bright, full moon - without lights on in the houses on our street. It went off again this morning. Now it seems stable BUT we are getting a strong winter storm that will cover everything with ice. But we're ready with flashlights, candles and matches and hooded sweatshirts and a good book to read - just in case!
So no painting or drawing. Here are some photos from the last ice storm we had (not a big one but enough to coat everything).