I didn't mind the dark so much, but the cold sucked. The power went out Monday evening and stayed out until mid-day Saturday. The house temperature hovered around 54* for most of that time. I took to sleeping in yoga pants, a long-sleeved t-shirt, long wooly socks, a sweatshirt, and leather gloves. Getting out from under the three comforters in the morning tested my fortitude mightily.
But it's over now and the house temperature is up around 60* and the first load of dishes is almost done and the laundry awaits.
We are so lucky to have my mother down the street (and on a different electrical circuit - she did not lose power!) for showers, hot meals, and Internet access. We are so lucky to have a neighbor with a generator who shares with us, so we didn't lose any food.
How did you all make out?