When Does Your "Power Go Out"?

For the fourth time in three weeks (including another time this morning before the sun came up), the power is out at my home. The computer voiced excuse-maker on the 800 number said that "a tree" had caused the problem, and that the estimated time that power would be restored is 4:30 this afternoon. And that got me to thinking . . . How many times in our lives does the "power go out"? When we feel completely powerless over a situation. When whatever it is that we have relied