It seemed incongruous, therefore, that, at about eight last night, the power supply started playing its winter games, cycling on and off for a while - which is always great for things like routers - before finally dying.
As it was, the power has stayed off all night. The news this morning is that it's a major problem somewhere between Glenborrodale and Salen which, despite - now- several teams of engineers and a helicopter, they haven't been able to locate.
One of the ladies at Scottish Hydro rang us to apologise for the inconvenience. The power company's team at their emergency room are very good, and we're always very grateful to the engineers who have turned out far too many times, and often in atrocious weather, to get our power back on. But we do wonder, once again, whether it's time for a major upgrade on the single line that connects us to the grid.
Top picture: looking along Loch Sunart fron Ardslighnish. Second picture: Camas nan Geall. Third picture: the view from the B8807 at the Kilmory turn, looking north across Braehouse to Eigg and Rum.