wotta week. Stayed home monday sick. BF sick too. i was about to start dinner (ground beef tacos, about all i could muster) when the lights in the kitchen started flickering, all at different times - a regular light show. then they went out. my pilot was still on, so i continued to stir the ground beef. then, from the hallway of our apt. bldg., "FIRE!! EVERYONE GET OUT!" long story short, fire on our floor, no one hurt, everyone evacuated, me in my jammies and a coat and some sandals i managed to jam my feet into. fire extinguished, but NO POWER in the bldg. for foreseeable future! no power, no heat, no hot water, NO INTERNET (yikes!) - nada. well, the stove was still working. so some of the lights were still flickering and we went in and finished our tacos. Red Cross wanted to put us all up in a shelter, but i said uh uh, no way, not with us being sick. so we high-tailed it to a nearby motel. yesterday still no power. bags of ice went into the fridge to keep the food cold, i packed my bags and went to my dad's. the BF, being a MAN, decided to tough it out in the apt. ("it's like camping!"). whatever! anyway, finally back at work today, not sure when we'll have power again, not sure when i'll be cooking next!