About seven minutes ago, a narrow band of nasty weather woke me up due to the strong winds. About six minutes ago, electricity was lost in our neighbourhood. About five minutes and fifty seconds ago, our recently installed house-wide backup generator started up “in anger” for the first time, making a fair bit of noise and a stream of electrons that let me write this.

UPDATE: About one hour later, the grid returns, the generator rests. Time to go back to sleep.