After 72 hours we got our power back tonight! We had hot water and our gas stove to cook the whole time so, relatively, it was not too bad. However, the novelty had worn off and we were quite happy to come home tonight and discover the front porch light on finally!
Our neighborhood was strewn with broken lines so it was not really too surprising that it took so long for the crews to get them all repaired. Here is an impressive burn in the grass from a downed line that is a new landmark on our walk to and from school.