Some good news today. I found a generator and was able to have some real lights on for a change. There's nothing like a lightbulb. I didn't keep it on for long, just enough to warm up the house and water a bit. There are reports that the cities are breaking down. At least that is what some of the soldiers at the gate said. Brian was not working, by the way. The military replaced the contracted guards with soldiers. They were no older than twenty. Nice boys, but didn't know a whole lot about what's happening, other than the military was going to the city to help there. Whatever that means. It's weird. Even the animals can sense something is going on. I was in the garage working on the generator when I heard the neighbor's dog outside the window. I'm assuming it was. I didn't actually see it. I just heard it sniffing for food. That reminds me. I better check on Miss Ellen and make sure she's doing okay.