After several days of power being a couple hours on, followed by couple hours off, we no longer have rolling blackouts!
Unfortunately it looks like the reservoir system that supplies our town had a pipe break and repairs may take at least a day or two. So the only water we have is the water in the 2 water towers. Thus:
Also the fridge has every pitcher we have full of tapwater.
So we should be fine. Long as the water and electricity hold out through tonight’s final single-digit freeze and the pipes survive, we should be on the way out the other side!
And our driveways won’t be melted and refrozen ice rinks either.
As long as the power lasts the next 2 hours so I can watch the Mars Curiosity Rover landing I’ll be thrilled!