She's loud and annoying and we can't stand her.
Matt is a lifesaver and since his power is back on has loaned us his really nice, quiet, regulated, smart 3000 watt generator. He also rewired my furnace to plug into a normal 110 outlet instead of being hard-wired. So we're now running the furnace (it's gas so it only needs juice for the blower), the fridge, a couple lamps, the TV, the DSL modem, one telephone, and the laptop. We're almost living normally, sort of. It's nice to have our home back and to have some sort of warmth.
"Just the essentials" for four people is a lot of crap. We moved it all over yesterday and moved it all back today. There seems to be no end to the amount of shit I have to do. This is a nonstop pain in the ass. I'm in an okay mood though.
76 hours without power and counting.