The power had gone off during the night. Until then she’d been keeping an open Skype call to Kelly in Poughkeepsie, just to know that she was ok. Plus, instant messaging her friends to keep track. When the power died, her iPad still had a full battery, but there was suddenly no wifi available, and she hadn’t bought the 3G version. She tried calling Kelly, but the lines were too busy. After a while, the call went through, but there was no answer. Her phone had maybe a six hour charge, if she kept it closed until a call came.