8:15 PM - power came on.
turtle and newt seem fine, if slow & sleepy and a mite cranky.
kittens learned all about the goodness that is the fireplace.
I managed to get photos of the section of the big tree that came down around 11:30 last night (the view is from my driveway, or thereabouts). I think it was a very old tree, going out with a bang at the end of its long life. It was hollow inside, and they had to cut down the rest that was still left standing.