Just as I was settling in to read more of "The Glass Bead Game"/Magister Ludi with a little flashlight and some candles, the power came back on and we put on one of our DVD's. We had had dinner at the one of the two Mexican restaurants in
Albion (=the only one with a liquor license) and had sat on the porch for a while talking to neighbors. (People were out and about because the power was out). Not too bad of an evening after all.