I had planned a housewarming party for my new apartment on Elysian Isle but the Grid is down.
I can't think of what this would be comparable to in "real life." The power is out? That wouldn't be the same because you could still have a party without electricity - you just need people and a little imagination.
But when the Grid is down, you don't have people...errr...avatars. You cannot access, you cannot connect.
And I'm just whining because I want to have a party! Invitations have gone out, I think I have the right outfit picked out, TheDiva is ready to get the place rocking, and we're all stuck with literally no place to go.
I guess in SL, this qualifies as a natural disaster beyond our control. What a terrible feeling.