Did I say 6:30 yesterday afternoon? I meant 6:30 Monday afternoon. I went home to check the power situation, and as it turns out I'm now working on day 3 without electricity. From a purely "Death over weakness, death over despair, death over personal gain" standpoint, it really isn't that bad. It makes getting ready for work in the morning and getting to bed at night much easier and much faster processes, and picking a book in the dark and going outside to read is surprisingly liberating; I recommend everyone try to do it at least once a week. On the down side, not being able to eat food that requires refridgeration and/or heated preparation kind of fucking sucks, and I'd kick you in the nuts for a long hot shower. I haven't shaved in almost a week, and it's entirely possible that I stank.
But fear not, Alabama Power is on the case! According to their website, which I just checked --
-- Estimated Restoration Time: 08/30/05 16:00
Trouble Located - Crew Dispatched
Hell yeah. They're all over that shit.
And to add insult to injury, guess what I got in the mail today? My light bill.