December certainly started with a lot of encouragement....NOT!!!! We lost power for 4 hours! The good news is that it was only 4 hours. I have spoken with friends and family this morning who are STILL without power. So it could be much worse.
It's crazy how natural it is to walk into a room and flip the light switch. In that 4 hour period I can't even tell you how many times I did that. Or walk to the faucet for some water. Things I just "expect" to work.
Most tasks I'm involved in during the day require voltage! During a power outage I have to think about what to do. Unfortunately my lantern wasn't working. I pulled out a dozen or so tea lights, put them on a plate and lit them. Not much light there! My son gave me his flashlight so I could read. We tried playing cards, but my eyesight is not that great in subdued light. So we just sat around a talked! Hmmmm......maybe it wasn't so bad afterall ;)
What do you do when you are without power? Hopefully I won't need to use any ideas you may have, but just in case, please share!
***oh yea, on a side note, I woke to a blanket of white! (yuck) I have to keep telling myself, "it could be worse", but "I hate winter" is taking up mind space right now