In an attempt to avoid the wrath of the daily thread Nazi, I'm the designated Tuesday thread starter.
Last night storms rolled through the area. Around 11:30pm, the power went out. I got all upset. I've lived in this area most of my life and sadly know Ameren Electric. We found the flashlight and called Ameren. The automated system, after a series of prompts, said the power would be restored by 6am.
SR said it would be back on soon. I said, "Oh nooooo, you don't know Ameren. They just didn't say which day at 6am it would return." I worried about the new Pergo in the kitchen, afraid the ice cubes in the freezer would melt and the water would puddle on the floor, causing that Pergo to buckle. I worried about the refrig/freezer in the kitchen that was full of food going bad. Then I fretted about the freezer in the garage. I've lost a couple freezers worth of food since I've been at this house two and a half years.
Sooo, you can guess the outcome. The power was restored in an hour. :D
We were lucky as they said 11,000 people are still without power. In the last big winter storm, upward of a million Ameren customers waited for up to a week.
All is well, even though we overslept and SR had no time to start the Tuesday thread.
TOTD: What is the longest time you've been without power and what damage did it cause?