Day three of probably seven of not knowing if you adequately cleaned yourself after using the toilet. I've lived in Columbus six years now, had three epic power outages (day 3, still 130k without power in my county alone, almost half a million state wide), and have come to agree with every crotchety person out there. It's AEPs poor infrastructure.
I'm having trouble art this point not screaming about why we don't have buried lines with a standardized, all utilities included inputs to your home. Make it so telephone poles and trees don't get sliced in half by a lightning strike. Save utilities and every other company on the grid millions in insurance by making them exponentially less likely to need to loss a hundred thousand in perishables or not be open for however long it takes AEP to get to there chunk of the antiquated grid.
Tomorrow, my work may or may not have power. My partners work may our may not. The bus system may or may not be crippled by a strike. But I can be sure that for the next three or so days, when I get home, and I'm still not on the AEP list of people who have money or would otherwise die; I can be sure I still won't know if I was efficacious with my toilet paper.