While my excuse for most things today will be the fact that I am still without electricity at home, most of the rest of the world has an even better excuse they can use, as illustrated in this comic from XKCD:
HT Jerry Coyne
Sorry you’re still without power. I drove through the storm that caused your power outage while it was still in Illinois. I’m 47 and have never driven through a harder rain.
They got our power back on tonight. It sounds like managing without electricity may not have been as hard as driving through the storm that caused it. We were lucky – a neighbor two doors down had part of a tree penetrate their house.