. . . sleep in our own bed tonight!
The power came back on sometime today—thankfully, because staying in the hotel last night was utterly miserable.
There were a grand total of nine cars in the parking lot when we checked in. Even though the hotel was virtually empty, the clerk put us next door to someone else. And either the walls in those rooms are paper-thin, or the volume on the next-door TV was all the way up—or both—because we could hear the next-door person's TV very clearly. In fact, we could hear it very clearly all night.
I didn't fall asleep until sometime after 12:30. And I woke up at 2:43, and 4:23 (which was disconcerting until I re-assembled the numbers in the right order in my head), and 6:11, and then stayed basically awake until the alarm went off at 7:00.
And the TV was still on!
Surprisingly, I had a pretty productive day despite my serious sleep-deprivation. Got two things sent off that had been on my back for a while. One was a form of writing that I'm out of practice in, so it was just a relief to finally have it done. It will probably be revised to death by my supervisors, which I'm currently unconcerned about (we'll see how long that holds up during the actual revision process). The other was motion papers in a case that's probably my most important to date, in terms of the breadth of the immediate consequences if we lose. (I give it 50-50 odds that my papers will seriously annoy opposing counsel. Oh well . . . )
It looks like no further water damage was done to stuff in the basement, so that's good. I really should have cleaned tonight, but it's been an effort staying awake long enough for the basketball game. Which is now on, so I will leave you all.