Yesterday was Wednesday. Wednesday is family night. Jeff, Abby, Saud and I were enjoying our dinner when the lights flickered. Then the apartment went black. We thought it was just our building. However our view from the 15th floor told us it was way more widespread than that. It was black for miles and the traffic on the highway next to our apartment was all backed up.
Our phones were dying. It luckily we have 20+ candles on our apartment to sustain us in these circumstances. We only had to use one because Bath & Body Works candles are so awesome. About 45 minutes to an hour later the power went back on. Turns out almost 80% of the country lost power. Here are some more articles to peruse.