The power just went off to the house while I was on the computer.
A couple months ago, the power went off in our house right before my wife needed to make a conference call for work. Must have been a snow day or something. She had a heck of a time finding the right number to call since it was in her email and the computer was off. Eventually she figured it out without missing much of the call. Not a huge deal, but it certainly was not an ideal situation.
After that experience, I went out and got a battery backup for our computer and cable modem. So, now I am able to keep working while the power is out. I am pretty sure this is the first time we have tested the battery backup. Good news ... apparently I got everything plugged into the right spots!
I tried some mead last night. It was horrible. Yes, I brewed it. I do not know if I am just not a fan of mead, or if I just screwed it up. My guess was a combination of the two. Oh well, I wasn't expecting much out of it, anyway.
Well, I will shut down the computer now. I am not sure how much life the battery has in it.