Only half of my sewing room has electrical power. The electrician is on his way. Thank goodness for friends in the construction business. I'll keep you updated.
Update: how can a wire just suddenly break? No clue, but a wire between one outlet and another broke, ergo no power to the remaining 3 on the same circuit. Sparky said he sees it all the time. I am now running on full power. Yipee! More sewing ahead!