What are activities to do when you lose electriicy during a storm?
It's funny to realize how much we depend on our electronic devices. I'm running low on battery power for my laptop now. It could be out a while as this storm isn't going anywhere soon. Does your family keep cards, games, etc. for times like this?
First of all, check the sub-pump in the basement to ensure no flooding will occur. Learned that lesson...We had a wild ice storm in Rochester, Ny in 1991 that put the entire area at a standstill.
Activities that are fun with the lights and power out:
Look at family pictures under candle light
Lovey time with your significant other...lol!
1. Exercise -- like doing push-up, situps, lifting weights using dumbbells.
2. If you are into yoga, tai chi you, can do those without light.
3. Meditation -- perfect for when in the dark
4. Sleep -- because according to statistics, most Americans are sleep-deprived and this is a good chance to catch up on our sleep.
5. Write with pencil and paper in candle-light.
read by candlelight. Sit and tell stories to the kids. If you have enough candlelight play a board game with the family. Catching up on sleep is a good idea too.
Lights are back on now and no more tornado warnings! Whew. This is what I decided to do: Paint in complete darkness. Fun, except I have paint EVERYWHERE! LoL
Write on lose papers, read by candle light, stare at the weather outside, create lists of things to do after the storm, etc.
Hi, that is pretty an interesting post. Mind I share my 2 cents worth?
I personally felt that this is the most appropriate time to embrace disasters together with your family, a form of reunion that may change your lifestyle forever. This is the only opportunity to communicate, using feelings & sense of hearing, ignoring blinded eyes which lead us to man disasters.
I do have a friend who wanted to cherish her family after tornado destruction but a pity, too late to turn things round. She often ignored her family members as she thought being non-sociable is the key to attention seeking. However during the disaster, her father grabbed her and hug till the building covers them up, leaving her unharm yet leaving her father motionless.
As you can see, electronics may have dominated the world, but ultimately, it is your family that treasures you and not their devices. Some tihings done cannot be undone thus do cherish you family members, be it disasters or not, and live life to fullest not lifeless!
All the best to you,
Read by candlelight, listen to a battery or crank-powered radio, play board games, nap and snuggle, tell ghost stories, make smores outside, play "graveyard" or other games made for the dark.
I like to light candles and play board or card games its a fun way to get the family togeather and make the best of things
With a torch, check that everything around the house is OK, then by candlelight rustle up a simple meal and enjoy it in a leisurely fashion by candlelight, while listening to soft music from a battery-driven radio - very romantic and so relaxing. Later, if there are children around, play some games such as 'I spy' or 'Campfire whispers.' it makes such a lovely change from our normally rushed world with TV, and everything electronic going full pelt; so peaceful and a wonderful excuse to go to bed early.
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