Back online! Quite a strange sensation I must say.
The power came on at home at about 4:30 this afternoon - the cause of many hoots and whistles and yelps up and down the street.
We now have all of the essentials back on - water, power and ferries. We had supermarket bread this afternoon (Steve the local baker will hopefully be baking tomorrow night). High school opens tomorrow but the Island primary school (where I spent most of today) will be closed for one more day as the trucks continue to take away the green waste from the grounds.. Milk and maybe meat will land on the island tomorrow. The beer supply is low again and the limited choice is critical.
The espresso machine is roaring again - the first appliance turned on and a long black the first electricity drawn from the grid!
There's lots of stories to tell from the last five days but they'll have to wait for now. I'm buggered and going to bed. Normality of sorts returns in the morning.