I'm fortunate I'm in a safe (getting warmer) house.
I just called AAA. They are concentrating their efforts in this area that are stranded on the road, or other unsafe area. So, they temporarily suspended their services to people that are ok in their homes. I'll just try back tomorrow. I'm definately not a priority.
My step daughter seems to think it just needs a jump, not a replacement, as this happened to her. After service I'll just drive around a bit and brake a lot on some side streets. Braking charges the big battery. Not sure about the auxilary.
I like it that the first thing a CSR at AAA asks you when they pick up is "Are you in a safe place?" Nice.
I felt kinda ripe after 30 hours of wearing 2 pairs of sweats, sox, flannel shirt, bathrobe and turban made out of a scarf, so warmed some water on the stove and at least took a sponge bath, and washed my hair in cold water. Feel so much better.
If I had realized I'd be out so long, I would have put some perishables on the back patio in the cold. I ended up having to throw out a nice rack of ribs I was going to cook in the crock pot, and a couple of packaged meat products in the freezer. They had thawed.
I'm really fortunate. So many others not so.
On the other hand, since I don't suffer fools gladly, I've been shaking my head a bit when I've gotten some notifications on my Ring app.
Understandably, when the power went out, there was a lot of back and forth with ppl in the area, making sure they weren't the only ones out. Others supplying the link to the electric company which provides a power outage map, etc.
But then starts the people who like 18 hours into it are demanding (yes demanding) other ppl to tell them when the powers back on. One person saying "my water isn't running. Why did they turn it off? I'm going to call them" Yeah Maisy, you and 200,000 other households. Jesus wept.
Oh! and this other person who posted something like "Anyone looking for a place to take a warm shower? I have a small 1 bedroom apt, and you're welcome to come over"
And Jesus Christ! People were actually telling him (I assume him) "Oh, you're being so kind offering help." "You're so kind" etc.
I responded saying "Were ya'll born yesterday!?"
Hmm. Maybe was a she, looking to pick up a few extra bucks.