The wind woke us up continuously all night - that and my paranoia of the alarm not going off due to loss of electricity. Yes, the smart thing would have been to have a battery-operated back-up, but when I am that tired at night (and pregnancy stupidity has totally taken over) - I am not thinking logically.
So of course we lost our electricity at about 4:20am (well, at least that is when we realized it). No big deal really - showering and getting ready by flashlight isn't all that bad. By the time I got back home - still no electricity.
Again, like before, I worried about my food in the freezer and frig. So, I packed up the food and carted it over to my parents' house (who never lose their power it seems).
And just as fate would have it - the power returned about 3 hours after I took everything over to my parents' house. Last time, we didn't have power for 3 days and I didn't want to take any chances. Well, I would rather be safe than sorry. I just returned from bringing everything BACK home.
I think an investment in a SMALL generator might be worth it - just for the frig - I really don't care about the other things. With the economy these days - no one wants to take the chance to lose food that is already paid for.