Tonight we have lights on upstairs but no sockets- and sockets on downstairs but no lights. The kitchen is without power-except for the hob (I don't know why)- and the freezer and boiler are both plugged into extension cables working from a socket in the hall.
We escaped into the great outdoors a couple of times- once to transact business at the Post Office and once to buy chips for lunch- but It's bitterly cold, with bursts of near-freezing rain. I understand there's snow on the Pennines.
I'm about halfway through the Einstein book; he's stopped discovering things and is now a celeb. He and Chaim Weizmann have just completed a tour of the eastern seaboard of the USA, raising money for Zionist causes.