Three to be exact. I'm not counting the two minor ones where the power came back on immediately.
Blackout number one occured just as I was thinking of making a coffee.
So I went around lighting a few candles,
then texted my K who said I could still have coffee, I would just have to heat it up slowly, over a candle.
I took a walk outside to see if the other units were also blacked out or if it was just me.
They were blacked out too, even the streetlights were out.
I found the old radio by torchlight, found the batteries and put those in,
After 45 minutes the power came back on, so I made my cup of coffee, drank it, and just as I was taking the cup to the sink for rinsing, the power went out again.
Relit the candles, and read a few more chapters.
When the power came back on for the second time, I hurriedly washed up the dishes, then watched half an episode of Criminal Minds, and the power went off again.
With the third return of the electricity, I turned off the TV and DVD player, reset the bedside clock and went to bed.
If I have to be reading instead of watching, I might as well be comfy, right?
So I read until I was sleepy, then turned off the light.