August 13, 2003 was the start of the Northeast Blackout. It lasted 3 days for me. My wife and I had been married for just under 2 years. Day one, when I found out the water faucets weren't working, I realized it was a really big problem. Day two, my parent's had power. Their little city (my hometown) has its own power plant and got started up much quicker. We spent the day there, but went home that night. Day 3 the power came on by morning. I remember lying in bed listening to the "youths" outside having fun. I thought to myself, "If this goes another two days, that won't be a party. It'll be a riot." I always flirted with emergency preparedness before, but that got my wife on board and got us serious. Happy prepperversary!