I typically left a night light on in the bathroom.
Not only did the weekend storm put more than one inches of sleet on the ground, but it had enough thunder to shake our house, once the thunderstorm passed, it left the winds behind, the winds were averaging about sixty miles per hours, and it was wreaking some havoc, and i was nearly asleep when the power went off. I wasn’t sure if it was from the wind, or the disfigure the wind was doing. The two of us could hear the crack of pine trees all over the property. The two of us live on top of the mountain and there are several big pine trees, since pine trees have shallow roots, they are the first to fall when there are heavy winds! Falling trees took our our power, and our oil furnace wasn’t working. I didn’t realize our power was out until I started shivering. I tried to cuddle closer to our hubby, but he just complained I was taking his blankets. I got out of bed, pulled on our heaviest socks and wrapped our robe around me. That’s when I realized it was darker than normal in the house. I typically left a night light on in the bathroom. I tried to turn the light on in the dining room, but it wasn’t working. I went back to wake up our hubby and told him the oil furnace wasn’t working, but he groaned and told myself and others to put wood in the fireplace. The two of us had the fireplace removed more than two years earlier. I finally got him out of bed, and told him all of us would be without power for at least twelve hours, and without a oil furnace and no power, I put more than one extra blankets on the bed, and waited for the sun to wake us up.