... just wanted to let you know I have not fallen off the face of the Earth.
But it DOES seem like I've fallen into a Groundhog Day/Star Trek TNG: Cause & Effect type time loop.
While Groundhog Day WAS one of the days, this one started on Rwanda's Democracy Day.
That was the day after my power went off, and every day since then I wake up, have no power, try unsuccessfully to find out why it's off and when it will be restored, go back to bed, and start over again the next day.
In the Star Trek time loop, they escaped only when they figured out how to keep everybody from dying. I hope my time loop isn't the opposite of that one.
[UPDATE:] Apparently, writing this blog post was the trigger that threw me out of the loop. My power came back on later that day, two hours into my tenth day w/o power.