We have no power at all and haven't since Thursday night; Puget Sound Energy assures us that we will have it in another 2 - 3 days....or maybe 5 or so...probably. But it's good. We survived, the cats survived, the house survived, and we have an indoor gas stove that is keeping the living room (also known at present as "where we are living all day and night when we're not picking up fallen branches in the yard") toasty.
All of which goes to say that we are well and safe and haven't dropped off the planet. I will be posting again as soon as we have power, but I didn't want you all to think I'd disappeared. (Although, as I was picking up the first of many tons of fallen evergreen branches, I did start to think I'd been buried in green...and not the fun kind you can buy stuff with).
Once again, I'm missing all of you.