Power at our house, and I'm assuming others in my neighborhood, went out around 2pm. Came back on after about 20 minutes. Will that be the end of it? I hope.
Luckily, I have one of those UPS power packs and had plenty of power left to shut down this computer. Couldn't figure out, at first, why I lost my internet connection since the phone lines use their own power source. Then I realized that the DSL modem runs on PG&E power.
Breaking with tradition, I decided to try that 1-800 number for reporting power outages. Couldn't use our regular phone because it's cordless and needs external power to run it. Tried my cell phone. It wasn't working.
Last resort: The phone upstairs in Connie's sewing room. Didn't realize until now it's an old fashioned dial type phone. I've had that phone for probably 30 years. Worked fine as far as calling in to PG&E but, since it's an old dial phone, couldn't use their menu (press 1 to report an outage). Guess we'll have to get a better back up phone for upstairs.