Bobby has four friends. There were more, early on, but most dropped off the air when municipal power finally died. Those who remain have solar, wind, some electrical source off grid.
Halley is set up the best, lots of juice and a year’s supply of food, but the perversity of the universe dictates that she be doing the poorest; Bobby and the others spend much of their time trying to keep her sane.
One day she will not answer, and Bobby will know she has taken to the bathtub with a razor, as she has threatened to so many times.