The lights are back on! And the heat!!! After 32 hours without power from a vicious ice-storm that swept through Shediac, we are have every reason to be thankful for the services we do have, when we have them, and our own inner resources. Nothing wrong with baked beans heated on top of the propane gas heater. The day everything went out coincided with the day Zev Bagel decided to begin another novel. The result, pen and paper and real (if somewhat scrawly) writing, and nearly ten pages to start with. Still waiting for that agent to get back to me, but another book is begun.