I suspect there are a lot of such promises being kept these days. Well, we are lucky to be here this morning! Strong storms blew through here overnight, and power was lost a little after midnight. I know, because my orange bedside clock disappeared, and the house suddenly became very quiet. What are all those house noises, anyway? One wouldn’t imagine their absence being so conspicuous in the middle of the night. That’s not counting the cats. They went into overdrive. They knew something was weird. However, come the morning I had just finished brewing a cup of coffee in a stove-top percolator (the best reason to have a gas range) when, lo!, the power returned. And here we are.