We left town at the tail end of a massive power outage a little over a week ago. And yesterday, about an hour after arriving home again, another big storm hit the area, knocking over trees and power lines all across Northern Virginia. So it was another quiet evening with no TV or internet, and it’ll be another day of hoping that the power comes back on before the house collects too much solar energy. But for now, The Girlie and I are back at the coffee shop. This time, she’s a little more reflective, preferring a little reading time with “Oh, My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs” over her Elmo laptop. And in deference to our fellow refugees, she’s humming her A,B,C’s instead of belting them out.