and then all the power went out. Caused, I presume, by the thunder storms that went through, the entire building, as well as neighboring hotels, went black. This happened at 4:10 this morning, which is very significant, 410 being the year in which the Visigothic King Alaric entered Rome. No phones, Internet, or electricity. Within a quarter of an hour power was restored. All is well again in the hotel, and nobody seems too upset.