Jerked awake at 6:20 am by the absence of hum. Power out. Later I learned at edebroux had woken up then too. Back to sleep, though supposed to be up at 7:30 for work. No battery alarm, to hell with it. At 8 the phone wakes me. Bobby from Borders, simpering, twittery asshole. Power's out at the store, we'll call you if we need you. Last I checked, retail is not something one should be "on call" for. What - are they going to have a shelving emergency or something? Unplug the phone, back to bed. Phone lines were down all over town, didn't you hear?