Step 1: Yell “Fuck!” because you woke up and the power is out.
Step 2: Stare out the window for a while and comment on what’s happening outside.
Step 3: Take a walk around the neighborhood, because it’s just a little water and everyone is being a pansy.
Step 4: Cook lunch on the grill. (You can keep your pre-packaged junk and milk sandwiches.)
Step 5: Read, while intermittently staring out the window.
Step 6: Rejoice because the power is back on!
Step 7: Drive to bookstore, because you’re going stir crazy.
Step 8: Drink coffee, read books, and enjoy having at least one part of your normal routine stay the same.
Step 9: Bake a cake, because you still have power and this might be your only chance.
Step 10: Go to bed and hope the power is still on tomorrow morning.
Step 1: Wake up. Power is still on (yay), so you make coffee.
Step 2: Decide you’re tired of sitting around the house, so you brave the rain and drive to your favorite coffee shop.
Step 3: Drink allll the caffeine while you work on your book.
Step 4: Drive home, super caffeinated and ready to get shit done.
Step 5: Get mad at everyone because they won’t stop talking about the weather and you’re over it.
Step 6: Stand in your yard and yell “Hurricane schmurricane!” while getting pummeled with rain.
Step 7: Read some more.