As Deborah was less than a half hour from completing her dissertation draft and submitting it to her advisor, meeting their agreed-upon deadline, the power went out. Coincidence or just one most opportunity for the universe to question Deborah's graduate school life pivot by putting yet another obstacle in her path to completion?
It was a beautiful sunny day, without a cloud in the sky. A message from the power company indicated the cause as fallen trees. The power came back on quickly, Deborah completed and submitted her draft, thereby adding another win to her column, pushing back on fate yet again.