My power went out a few minutes ago. Will my creaking old XP box finish installing the F***ING updates that it decided it should install instead of doing what I F***ING TOLD IT TO DO and SHUT DOWN NOW? Oh, there, it finished. I don't know how long the batteries in my UPS will last; it's not as creaky and old as the computer, but it's not exactly new. Now it's really spooky quiet in here, without any fans. Well, except for the UPS, which is still beeping because the answering machine is still plugged into it. I could sit here on the laptop while it has power, but it's time I should be in bed anyway. Sure hope the power comes back on before morning.