Today was the big trial on the CPS charges. We also had the biggest storm of the year, and the electric power was out all morning all over the county. I was expecting the court to close for the day. At 1:30, the court opened up, with battery-powered lanterns on the tables. The judge said that we'd have the trial, but the court reporter only has battery power for about 15 minutes. Luckily the power came on about 10 minutes later. I don't know what would have happened if the court reporter's battery went dead.
The CPS social worker testified for a couple of hours, and we had some arguments on procedural matters. Nothing got decided. My power is still out, and I am writing this on generator power. I will post more details later. The trial will continue next week.