No, we don’t have electricty (yet).

No, we don’t know when we’ll get it. (Last night, heard it could be the 25th (eight! days!); this morning heard 12 days (twelve! days! the 29th?!)

No, I haven’t lost my mind (yet).

No, I’m not complaining (much), though I am sighing dramatically quite a bit.

No, you shouldn’t feel sorry for me.

No, I’m not the only one in the area without electricity (a local school might be meeting in our parish activity center until power is restored for them).

No, I’m not a good poet, but I do think an ode to electricity is in order.

No, I didn’t realize how much I depended on electricity for every. part. of. my. day.

No, we haven’t taken anyone up on their offers to let us take up residence, but I’m getting closer and closer and closer!

No, we don’t like camping (but thanks for asking); this is as close to camping as I think we’ll get for a very. long! time.

YES, I am having a lot of time to reflect on
a. what a brat I am (in my own head especially) in the face of what amounts to an inconvenience;
b. how whiny I am in the face of so many blessings;
c. how very good we have it – now and all the rest of the time!