The power came back on at about 2:30 this afternoon. I think the big hold-up was a large oak tree that toppled over and brought down lines on both sides of one of the main streets in our neighborhood.
Pretty big mess for northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland, but what are ya gonna do with a freak storm that lasts only a half hour, yet packs the wallop of a hurricane in the first ten minutes? All things considered, I think Dominion Resources, with the assistance of some out-of-state crews, did a good job repairing what was categorized as "catastrophic infrastructure damage".
And as I mentioned, once we got organized (thanks to the generalship of Mrs. Paco), everything was jake.
And for those who are curious, Mrs. Paco kicked my ass at gin rummy.
Update: BTW, a big welcome to first-time commenter, Marica.