- Most important lesson, your brain will not register the fact that you are out of power.
- Whenever you enter a room you will flip the light switch and then have a small moment of surprise when it doesn't work.
- No matter how many times you chastise yourself for trying the switch, you will still do it out of habit.
- If you have a radio that uses batteries, they will be dead.
- If it requires 3 "D" batteries, you will only have 2 "D" batteries and a collection of different "AA" batteries.
- When you find your flashlight, it will be dead.
- It requires 4 "AA" batteries and now you can't find where you put them because it is dark and you need a flashlight.
- When dinner time rolls you decide that since you can't use the oven, you will just microwave something.
- Duh...microwave uses what? Electricity.
- Electricity will inevitably go out when you have at least $400 worth of food in the freezer.
- You can use a grill to cook some of this food, if someone remembered to get propane that last time she grilled (not saying names or anything)
- If you are lucky, you have a generator.
- You probably nagged for months at the money that was spent on this piece of man equipment.
- You now get a lot of smug looks and "I told you so"
- The generator can only run a few things at a time. Choose wisely.
- Running the TV, DVD player and a fan is the wisest choice when you have children.
- Items in the fridge can always be replaced.
- Sanity in a parent...can not.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Due to the recent storms, we went without power for a while. Here are some lessons I learned.